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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
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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 »
In the scene where Pine corrects Gannon about the year of Bill Wambsganss' unassisted triple play in the World Series (1920), he says that was the first year the Series was a best-of-9 format. Actually, the infamous 1919 Series (Cincinnati over White Sox) was best-of-9, as was the first Series of modern times in 1903. See more »
One of the Best Romantic Comedies I Have Ever Seen
The New York Evening Chronicle's City Editor James Gannon (Clark Gable) is a stubborn self-made journalist that has not even concluded high- school and believes that the business is to be learned working in a newspaper office and not in college. He also believes that the fact is important but not the why. When he is invited to be the guest lecturer in the night school journalism of E. Stone (Doris Day), he wrongly believes that she is a man and sends a non-polite letter to her explaining the reasons why he does not want to waste his time. However his boss Lloyd Crowley (Harry Antrim) gives direct orders to him to attend the class.
Instructor Erica Stone reads Gannon's letter for the class and he pretends to be a student to humiliate her to her class. However, they feel both attracted by each other and Erica believes that Gannon has a great potential to be a journalist. When Erica dates the talented Dr. Hugo Pine (Gig Young), Gannon goes to the same restaurant and disputes Erica's attention with Dr. Pine. Gannon and Erica fall in love with each other, but how will Erica react when she learns that her student is the notorious Gannon?
"Teacher's Pet" is one of the best romantic comedies I have ever seen, with an intelligent and witty story and wonderful performances, highlighting the chemistry between Clark Gable and Doris day. There are memorable scenes, like the duel between Gannon and Dr. Pine in the restaurant, and a great discussion between education and schooling. The moral in the end of the story is worthwhile. My vote is nine.
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