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Teacher's Pet (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 April 1958 (USA)
A hard-nosed newspaper editor poses as a night school student in order to woo a journalism teacher who cannot stand him.

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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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For his role, Clark Gable had to learn to type with two fingers and to accomplish a Latin American dance known as the Meringue. See more »

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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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James Gannon: [referring to Dr. Pine, Prof. Stone's boyfriend] So he's got more degrees than a thermometer, so he speaks seven languages, so he's read every book. So what? The important thing is he's had no experience. He didn't start at the bottom and work up. That's the only way you can learn.
Peggy DeFore: You're so right, Jim-zee. Take me. Where would I be if I just read books?
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Referenced in Waiting for Guffman (1996) See more »

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Teacher's Pet
Words and Music by Joe Lubin
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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One of the Best Romantic Comedies I Have Ever Seen
1 December 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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