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She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 12 July 1952 (USA)
A burlesque dancer goes to college, where she romances a professor and helps put on a musical show.

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(as Bruce Humberstone)

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(screenplay), (play) | 1 more credit »
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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
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Shep Slade
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Helen Palmer
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'Poison' Ivy Williams
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Fred Copeland
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Dean Rogers
Ginger Crowley ...
Lonnie - Ivy's Friend
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'Tiny' Gordon
Ramon Blackburn ...
Specialty Dancer (as The Blackburn Twins)
Royce Blackburn ...
Specialty 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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She's a Burlesque Queen who becomes a co-ed--and gives the Student Body a brand new twist! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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12 July 1952 (USA)  »

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We're Working Our Way Through College  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Virginia Mayo's favorite of her own movies. See more »

Quotes

'Poison' Ivy Williams: You're from New York, aren't you?
Angela Gardner: Yes, why? Does it show?
'Poison' Ivy Williams: Well, I've seen you some place and I'm trying to think where. Could it have been the Plaza or the Sherry-Netherland's?
Angela Gardner: Could have been the automat!
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Connections

Version of The Male Animal (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

With Plenty of Money and You
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed and Danced by Virginia Mayo (dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams) and Chorus
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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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