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 »
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
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Billed as "42nd Street's Secret Weapon," pretty blonde burlesque dancer Virginia Mayo (as Angela Gardner) arouses male patrons as "Hot-Garters Gertie". She shows off a beautifully proportioned body (with legs up to "there"). Claiming he wants to obtain "theatrical data," cold-stricken college professor Ronald Reagan (as John Palmer) stops in to admire Mayo and her leggy dancers. When he sneezes, Mayo recognizes Mr. Reagan as a former high school teacher. He helps her educational aspirations with room and board...
College men greet Mayo with wolf whistles. While Reagan suffers a little friction in his marriage, Mayo hoofs it up with dancing football player Gene Nelson (as Don Weston). Mr. Nelson excels in the gymnastic dance "Am I in Love?" Surprisingly, Reagan's marital discord stems not from Mayo's presence, but by pretty wife Phyllis Thaxter (as Helen) associating with former sweetheart Don DeFore (as Shep Slade). Reagan has a prolonged "drunk scene" over the matter. The film's "Technicolor" is a vibrant highlight.
**** She's Working Her Way Through College (7/9/52) Bruce Humberstone ~ Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan, Gene Nelson
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