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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 ...
Himself
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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. 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)  »

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We're Working Our Way Through College  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Prof. John Palmer: I thought we'd cleared these parts of all wildlife.
Angela Gardner: Wolves with crew haircuts. One senior, one sophomore.
Prof. John Palmer: Ah, the campus variety. Known scientifically as Lupus boola-boola.
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Version of The Male Animal (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Face
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Benny Davis
Sung off-screen by Chorus when Prof. Palmer visits backstage with Angela
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Hail to the Chief
24 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a color musical remake of Warners' classic "The Male Animal". In this version, Henry Fonda is replaced by everyone's favorite future President, Ronald Reagan. Reagan is again cast as a college professor, after his brilliant performance in "Bedtime for Bonzo". Musical-comedy was certainly not Reagan's strong point, but he is not embarrassing at all in this splashy color remake. And Bonzo is nowhere in sight. The "I'll Be Loving You" number, written by expert songwriters Vernon Duke and Sammy Cahn, is a standout. I find it hilarious that Virginia Mayo's singing is dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams, Gene Nelson's singing is done by Hal Derwin, but the Pres sings his one line in the number for himself. I believe it is Reagan's only performance in a full production musical number. Thank goodness he was not asked to dance! Mayo and Nelson do that very well on their own. It is surprising that none of the Duke-Cahn songs from this film became standards. Their songs in this film, as well as Warner's "April in Paris" are first rate.


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