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Teacher's Pet -- Clark Gable (in one of his finest late-career performances) plays Jim Gannon, a school-of-hard-knocks newspaperman who despises journalism schools...until he sees who's doing the teaching. Attracted to lovely professor Erica Stone (Day), he masquerades as a novice in her class. Soon he's her prize pupil, all the while trying to make her his own prize.

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Director:
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:
Priceless, brainy classic See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clark Gable ... James Gannon

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.R. Ballantyne
Harry Antrim ... Lloyd Crowley
Vivian Nathan ... Edna 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)
Norman Papson ... Bit (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)
A.E. Ukonu ... African Drummer (uncredited)

Directed by
George Seaton 
 
Writing credits
Fay Kanin (written by) 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:
The movie was deliberately filmed in black & white in an attempt to disguise Clark Gable's age and weight.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Peter Baldwin---Where Was He From?
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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Priceless, brainy classic, 15 July 2000
Author: ivan beshkov (ivanbeshkov@msn.com) from Los Angeles

One of the best comedies ever, which the critics overlooked, of course. There are many witty one-liners:

"Education teaches a man how to spell experience...A psychologist is a person who gives all kinds of advice about matters he knows nothing about...A reporter has to do a lot of sweating before he has the right to perspire...There goes the unpressed gentleman of the press...College is amateurs teaching amateurs how to be amateurs...".

Some scenes are incredibly risqué. Gable bluntly asks Doris "How do you feel about sex?" He repeatedly ogles, grabs and kisses her. Today he would be in trouble for it.

Ah, the good old days of real honest to goodness movie-making! This is a truly priceless comedy. I have seen it five times, and can see it five more times. When the screenplay is good, everyone is inspired. Doris is absolutely brilliant, a genius of timing. This lady is way too underrated. There is NO ONE like her. She even sings the thrilling song to perfection. The plot does have its unintentionally funny aspects: Doris preferring uncouth elderly Gable to dashing and debonaire young intellectual Gig Young - and what's more, Young not minding it!!! The plot would have been better if Gable had been politely rejected. There is an unfortunate tendency in too many movies to assume that even the homeliest and oldest man deserves a young woman, that women over 35 couldn't possibly delight any real man. The movie is also a trifle pedantic and conventional in idolizing college education, as if a degree were all that. There is a serious message to the movie, but one enjoys the comedy more.

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