An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

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George Petty aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp
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Prof. Victoria Braymore
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Dr. Crutcher
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Beardsley
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Mrs. Connie Manton Dezlow
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Prof. Whitman
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An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

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Movita's hair changes colour (blond to dark) between the start of the "Calypso Song" and the finish. See more »

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The Petty Girl
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Joan Caulfield (uncredited) (dubbed by Carol Richards (uncredited)), the Petty Girls and a male quartet in the large production number at the end
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An old-fashioned fun movie.
16 November 1998 | by (Hampton, VA) – See all my reviews

Joan Caulfield is a prim but beautiful college professor. Robert Cummings is an artist with a talent for cheesecake art who has become "serious" but mediocre. After a series of humorous misadventures this improbable pair bring each other to see their true selves and find they have a lot in common. There's lots of feminine pulchritude and good humor throughout. While pretty tame by today's standards, this is still a fun movie.


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