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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Enséñame a querer  »

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The character of Jim Gannon was originally supposed to be a reporter. However, when veteran star Clark Gable was cast it was decided to make him an editor instead. See more »

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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 »

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James Gannon: [providing an impromptu lesson to Barney] By the way, you heard about it, didn't you?
Barney Kovac: What?
James Gannon: Found him dead.
Barney Kovac: Who?
James Gannon: Boss.
Barney Kovac: No kidding. When?
James Gannon: Two minutes ago.
Barney Kovac: Where did they find him?
James Gannon: In his office.
Barney Kovac: What did happen?
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Teacher's Pet
Words and Music by Joe Lubin
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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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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