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The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)

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Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her ... See full summary »

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Pansy Hammer
Bobby Van ...
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Lorna Ellingboe
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Charlie Trask
Hanley Stafford ...
George Hammer
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Mrs. Eleanor Hammer
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Professor Amos Pomfritt
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Chemistry Professor Obispo
Archer MacDonald ...
Harry Dorcas
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'Happy Stella' Kowalski
Almira Sessions ...
Aunt Naomi
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Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her affection for Dobie. An English essay which almost revolutionizes English instruction, and Dobie's role in a chemistry lab explosion convinces Mr. Hammer he is right. Pansy is sent off broken-hearted to an Eastern school, but with the help of Happy Stella Kolawski's all-girl band, several hundred students and an enraged police force, Dobie secures Pansy's return to Grainbelt. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S M-G-M's LOVE-HAPPY, YOUTHFUL MUSICAL! (original print ad - all caps)

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Comedy | Musical

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14 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casanova Junior  »

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At a couple of points in the movie, Dobie and Pansy duet on "All I Do is Dream of You." Debbie Reynolds (Pansy) sang the same number, with chorus girls, in Singin' in the Rain (1952). See more »

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Referenced in NewsRadio: Jail (1998) See more »

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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
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Traditional German folk song with lyrics by Thomas Moore
Performed by Debbie Reynolds and Barbara Ruick
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A delightfully silly, old fashioned comedy.
7 June 1999 | by (Austin, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

This comedy/musical is a rather silly but quite entertaining college romance. The dialogue and situations is extremely dated, having come out in the early '50s, but if you enjoy films from that period you'll probably like this one. Some of the situations made me laugh out loud which is more than I can say for many films of today. The characters from this film were later used in the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.


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