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Teacher's Pet (1958)

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James Gannon, the hardboiled city editor of a newspaper, believes that the only way to learn the business is by way of the School of Hard Knocks, and has a very low regard for college-taught journalism, so he's not pleased when his managing editor orders him to help Erica Stone, a college professor, with her journalism class. Finding himself attracted to her, he pretends to be a student in her class, not revealing he's Gannon, whom she despises. As they bob and weave around their mutual growing attraction, they both begin to gain respect for each other's approaches to reporting news, but how will Erica react when she finds out who he really is? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Their mixed-up romance adds up to this: GREAT DAY! GREAT GUY! GREAT FUN!

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The movie was deliberately filmed in black & white in an attempt to disguise Clark Gable's age and weight. See more »

Goofs

When Gannon is in Dr. Pine's kitchen getting a drink, a cabinet is opened with the open door located right behind Gannon's head. When the scene cuts to a shot showing the kitchen from the living room, the open cabinet door is nowhere in sight. See more »

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Erica Stone: As my father used to say, a reporter has to do a lot of sweating before he earns the right to perspire.
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The Girl Who Invented Rock and Roll
Words and Music by Joe Lubin
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An often ignored classic
30 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I first saw Teacher's Pet when I was six years old. I'm a mere 19 now, and I still love this movie. Clark Gable was, is, and always will be the epitome of the word "star" Even though this film was almost 20 years after Gone With The Wind, Gable is still handsome and charismatic as the jagged, disagreeable, stubborn reporter. Gig Young and Mamie Van Doren help Gable to push this movie into the classics hall of fame. A definite must see for all viewers.**** out of ****


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