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The Male Animal (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 4 April 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Huggo

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Assim é que Elas Gostam  »

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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 »

Quotes

Ellen Turner: You'd better take a hot water bottle to bed with you.
Prof. Tommy Turner: Nice of you to arrange for a substitute.
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Connections

Version of BBC Play of the Month: The Male Animal (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Frank Churchill and Ann Ronell
Sung a cappella by Henry Fonda
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THE Ohio State University Movie
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may be hard to fully appreciate outside the context of the football-mania of OSU in football season, but even in exclusion, the comedic performances of Jack Carson and Eugene Palette upstage one of Henry Fonda's great performances. There was an element of mad cap thirties comedy pushed into a script that is classic James Thurber. Look for Jack's description of the fake fake (apparently). Ex Football players will want to get out there and really fight once they're through looking for the cream pitcher. Hattie McDaniel's reactions alone are reason enough to see the movie and if you're worried about Fonda showing up, don't - and Bartolomeo Vanzetti may get some peace.


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