It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan. Homecoming marks the return for the first time in six years of alumnus All-American Joe Ferguson, whose world is all about football and especially his place in it. Mild-mannered English Professor Tommy Turner is able to handle the thought of Joe's return to campus as the ex-boyfriend of Tommy's wife of six years, Ellen Turner née Stanley, who is temperamentally more like Joe than him. Tommy knows that Ellen loves him, the reason he doesn't mind the thought of Joe. The weekend starts off well enough for Tommy in that he believes he is being promoted from associate to full professor, which if be the case would be much earlier than he or Ellen had expected. However, it comes to his attention that Michael Barnes, an idealistic student of his who is also the editor of the campus' literary magazine, has written an editorial for the upcoming edition of the ... 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
attended. See more
You'd better take a hot water bottle to bed with you.
Prof. Tommy Turner
Nice of you to arrange for a substitute.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Frank Churchill
and Ann Ronell
Sung a cappella by Henry Fonda See more