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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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Fred Copeland
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Dean Rogers
Ginger Crowley ...
Lonnie - Ivy's Friend
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'Tiny' Gordon
Ramon Blackburn ...
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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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The Cheerleader of Musical Entertainment from Warner Bros. See more »

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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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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Virginia Mayo's favorite of her own movies. See more »

Quotes

Prof. John Palmer: Why don't we take your play and write a musical score for it? I know a couple of boys who could do the songs.
Angela Gardner: That would be marvelous, Professor!
Prof. John Palmer: The title's wrong for a musical.
Angela Gardner: That's no problem. We can always get a title. The main thing is to get away from Shakespeare and give 'em what they want. There's a thought! Why not use that for a title? Give Them What They Want.
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Version of The Male Animal (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Working Our Way Through College
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Chorus, Virginia Mayo (dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams), and Gene Nelson
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Those were the days of wonderful movies
20 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

when I was young my girlfriend and I would go to the movies everyday to see this movie and stay to see it twice. As you know in 1952 the movie only played for three days.

We simply enjoyed the plot which told the story of Angela who had to work hard to get to college. The fact that she met up with "Professor" was a treat. We loved the clothes she wore, the dances, the Gene Nelson creativity and watching the girl get her due for trying to expose her. Why can't they make movies like this today. I suppose the producers and directors have all passed away and the young ones today just can't sit still long enough to enjoy the simple ways of life in the 1950's the best of times.


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