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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The movie had its world premiere on 12 March 1942 in Columbus, Ohio, the location of Ohio State University, the school where both James Thurber
and Elliott Nugent
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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.
The Old Grey Mare
Played during the opening credits and later sung with modified lyrics as a football fight song See more