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Writers:
Fay Kanin (written by) and
Michael Kanin (written by)
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Release Date:
1 April 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Their mixed-up romance adds up to this: GREAT DAY! GREAT GUY! GREAT FUN!
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the Best Romantic Comedies I Have Ever Seen See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clark Gable ... James Gannon / James Gallangher

Doris Day ... Erica Stone

Gig Young ... Dr. Hugo Pine

Mamie Van Doren ... Peggy DeFore
Nick Adams ... Barney Kovac
Peter Baldwin ... Harold Miller

Marion Ross ... Katy Fuller

Charles Lane ... Roy

Jack Albertson ... Guide
Florenz Ames ... J.L. Ballentine
Harry Antrim ... Lloyd Crowley
Vivian Nathan ... Mrs. Kovac
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Army Archerd ... Army Archerd (uncredited)
James Bacon ... James Bacon (uncredited)
Terry Becker ... Mr. Appino (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Bongo Club Patron (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Bill (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Copy Man (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Bongo Club Patron (uncredited)
Sandra Gould ... Tess (uncredited)
Elizabeth Harrower ... Clara Dibney (uncredited)
Joe Hyams ... Joe Hyams (uncredited)
Erskine Johnson ... Erskine Johnson (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Bongo Club Patron (uncredited)
Paine Knickerbocher ... Paine Knickerbocher (uncredited)
Larry Leverett ... Reporter Who Punches Barney (uncredited)
Norton Mockridge ... Harry (uncredited)
Margaret Muse ... Miss Gross (uncredited)
Frank P. Quinn ... Frank P. Quinn (uncredited)
Frank Richards ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Vernon Scott ... Vernon Scott (uncredited)
Steffi Sidney ... Book Store Girl (uncredited)
Sidney Skolsky ... Sidney Skolsky (uncredited)
Merritt Smith ... Mr. Cory (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Bongo Club Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Seaton 
 
Writing credits
Fay Kanin (written by) (as Fay) and
Michael Kanin (written by)

Produced by
William Perlberg .... producer
Gordon Cornell Layne .... associate producer (uncredited)
George Seaton .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
 
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
 
Art Direction by
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
George Swarthout (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Frank Prehoda .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Harry Ray .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Charles Woolstenhulme .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Day .... assistant director
Lloyd Allen .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Burke .... director of photography: fill-in (uncredited)
Leonard J. South .... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Uhl .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenita Dinneen .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Jesse Munden .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marie Pickering .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ric Hardman .... assistant to producer
Norton Mockridge .... technical advisor: City Editor, New York World-Telegram and Sun
Bob Davis .... stand-in: Clark Gable (uncredited)
Stanley Scheuer .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Lou Smith .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
120 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Although most critics felt that Clark Gable was badly miscast due to his age, his performance was judged good enough for Burt Lancaster to cast him as a dying submarine captain in Run Silent Run Deep (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
James Gannon:Morning. Hangover?
Dr. Hugo Pine:Calling what I have a 'hangover' is like referring to the Johnstown flood as a slight drizzle.
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Soundtrack:
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Peter Baldwin---Where Was He From?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Romantic Comedies I Have Ever Seen, 1 December 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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