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She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  12 July 1952 (USA)
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Shapely burlesque dancer Hot Garters Gertie aka Angela Gardner meets her former teacher John Palmer, now a professor at Midwest State... where she decides to begin her new college career. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Angela Gardner / 'Hot Garters Gertie'
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Professor John Palmer
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Don Weston
Don DeFore ...
Shep Slade
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Helen Palmer
Patrice Wymore ...
'Poison' Ivy Williams
Roland Winters ...
Fred Copeland
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Dean Rogers
Ginger Crowley ...
Lonnie - Ivy's Friend
...
'Tiny' Gordon
The Blackburn Twins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Royce Blackburn ...
Singer / Dancer (as The Blackburn Twins)
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Storyline

Shapely burlesque dancer Hot Garters Gertie aka Angela Gardner meets her former teacher John Palmer, now a professor at Midwest State... where she decides to begin her new college career. She rents a room; her new landlady proves to be the professor's wife. Among romantic complications, Angela helps the downtrodden dramatic arts department put on a potentially popular musical show...but someone's discovered her secret past. Does she have an ace up her garter? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

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12 July 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

We're Working Our Way Through College  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Prof. John Palmer: I don't know what there is about the pelts of dead little animals that makes 'em so attractive to women, when one little mouse scares 'em silly.
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Connections

Version of The Male Animal (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Loving You
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed and Danced by Virginia Mayo and Gene Nelson
Mayo's voice dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams
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Better than I expected
8 February 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

I'm not much of a fan of Hollywood musicals (especially the bloated 50s variety--you can keep Kiss Me Kate, thank you) but there is something riveting about this film that is rather hard to explain. The script is sharply written and the songs are reasonably good, but the capper for me are the production numbers. Watching Gene Nelson bound around a gymnasium is a truly thrilling experience. If you think this is merely another one of President Ronnie's bad films, think again. With its candy cane Technicolor, snappy dialogue, and big productions, it's almost a pre-rock The Girl Can't Help It--and that can only be a good thing!


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