The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, because he plans to read a controversial piece of prose in class. Tommy is upset that his wife Ellen also suggested he not read the passage. Meanwhile, Ellen's old boyfriend, the football player Joe Ferguson, comes to visit for the homecoming weekend. He takes Ellen out dancing after the football rally, causing Tommy to worry that he will lose her to Joe. Written by
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You'd better take a hot water bottle to bed with you.
Prof. Tommy Turner
Nice of you to arrange for a substitute.
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Played and sung twice on the phonograph and played during the closing credits See more