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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:
One of Clark Gable's best films--Doris's too See more (43 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The script by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin was first written as a drama. When they were turned down by every studio they submitted it to, they rewrote it as a comedy. Paramount Studios immediately purchased the property.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the news article on a shooting which Gannon writes in class (and Stone reads aloud), Gannon fails to attribute any "facts" in the article and labels Solas as "shooter" (not the alleged shooter). These are lapses in fundamental rules of journalism made by an experienced major newspaper editor and not corrected by a journalism school instructor. Stone calls it one of the best articles ever submitted in her classes, when she should have demanded a rewrite or given it a failing grade.See more »
Quotes:
Erica Stone:Newspapers can't compete in reporting what happened any more, but they can and should tell the public why it happened.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Teacher's PetSee more »

FAQ

Peter Baldwin---Where Was He From?
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
One of Clark Gable's best films--Doris's too, 20 October 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Classy, rapid-fire comedy that combines "His Girl Friday" with any one of the Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn battle-of-the-sexes. The set-up of the plot is rather hoary and contrived (gruff city editor of a New York newspaper--who is so anti-education that he hates the smell of chalk--falls for a journalism teacher), yet the writing and the deft handling are so assured, you can nearly forgive the sitcom devices. The actress at the beginning of the film who begs Clark Gable to fire her son is such a wonderful, believable find that she gets the picture off on just the right note; Gable and teacher Doris Day are lovely together, fighting and flirting and completely at ease in their roles. When Gable finally plants one on DD, she turns away in a huff, only to melt with wobbly knees. It's a fantastic moment in this unjustly forgotten, underrated classic. ***1/2 from ****

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