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Release Date:
6 April 1960 (USA) See more »
SUCH FUN! That college girl who can't help lovin' tall boys!... See more »
A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won Golden Globe. See more »
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Enjoyable and Humorous See more (15 total) »


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Anthony Perkins ... Ray Blent

Jane Fonda ... June Ryder

Ray Walston ... Prof. Leo Sullivan

Marc Connelly ... Prof. Charles Osman

Anne Jackson ... Myra Sullivan

Murray Hamilton ... Coach Sandy Hardy
Bob Wright ... President Harmon Nagel

Bart Burns ... District Attorney Davis
Karl Lukas ... 1st Detective

Elizabeth Patterson ... Connie

Tom Laughlin ... Fred Jensen

Barbara Darrow ... Frieda Jensen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fred Aldrich ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Ricky Allen ... Joel Sullivan (uncredited)
Sam Balter ... Game Announcer (uncredited)
Dixie Barry ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Mary Benoit ... Guest (uncredited)
Eileen Chesis ... Ruth Sullivan (uncredited)

Don Dillaway ... Waiter (uncredited)
James Drake ... Student Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Stephen Ferry ... Gambler (uncredited)
Bill Fleming ... Student (uncredited)

Lyn Guild ... Guest (uncredited)

Brad Harris ... Student by Fire (uncredited)

Richard Harrison ... Student (uncredited)
Dana Latham ... William Sullivan (uncredited)

Gary Lockwood ... Russian Basketball Player (uncredited)
Bruce MacCallister ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Joseph Marr ... Second Detective (uncredited)
Jack McCall ... Wyman (uncredited)

Mathew McCue ... Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Nesbitt ... Student Manager (uncredited)

Monty O'Grady ... Waiter (uncredited)
Phil Phillips ... Albert Solomon Sullivan (uncredited)

Robert Redford ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Bartender (uncredited)
Sally Richardson ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Ruthie Robinson ... Debbie Sullivan (uncredited)
John Rockwell ... Pete (uncredited)
Alex Rodine ... Russian Interpreter (uncredited)

Joe E. Ross ... Mike (uncredited)
Allen Sacks ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Arthur Sacks ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Lorrie Ann Stafford ... Mary (uncredited)
Jim Stockton ... Jenkins - Reporter (uncredited)
Suzan Sturtridge ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Mitzi Sutherland ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Diner (uncredited)

Herb Vigran ... Man in Back Seat (uncredited)
Ken Wales ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Van Williams ... Young Man in Shower (uncredited)

Directed by
Joshua Logan 
Writing credits
Julius J. Epstein (screenplay)

Howard Lindsay (stage play) and
Russel Crouse (stage play)

Howard Nemerov (novel "The Homecoming Game")

Produced by
Ben Kadish .... associate producer
Joshua Logan .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
Cinematography by
Ellsworth Fredericks 
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson 
Art Direction by
Jack Poplin 
Set Decoration by
William L. Kuehl 
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Olga Collings .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Karl Silvera .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hank Moonjean .... assistant director
Jack Cunningham .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Harry Goldman .... prop master (uncredited)
Charles McLaughlin .... assistant props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
William Thompson .... boom man (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bennett .... best boy (uncredited)
William Classen .... head grip (uncredited)
Harry Davis .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gibby Germaine .... gaffer (uncredited)
Floyd McCarty .... stillman (uncredited)
Ted Young .... second grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vou Lee Giokaris .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Ted Schultz .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Editorial Department
John F. Burnett .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor (uncredited)
Jimmie Haskell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Loose .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Joseph Curtis .... dialogue coach
Emmett Rogers .... produced on the stage by
Robert Weiner .... produced on the stage by
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
Carroll Adams .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Ted Ashton .... publicist (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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  • RCA  sound recording

Additional Details

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Film debut of Robert Redford.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the several instances where the bribery money is shown, it has the appearance of real money, mostly $50 and $100 bills, but when Tom Laughlin is counting it in the final sequence, it is obviously stage money.See more »
June Ryder:I remember reading about elephants once. Did you know that elephants mate only once every seven years?
Ray Blent:[nervously] Sure... but there are some that... manage once every six years.
June Ryder:[ponders for a moment] Nymphomaniacs.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable and Humorous, 23 August 2007
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I was pleasantly surprised to find this playing one morning on TCM. I didn't know anything about the film before, so I was completely unprepared for what turned out to be a truly delightful comedy. At first I thought the movie was serious, then it started turning sillier and sillier. Anthony Perkins and Jane Fonda do a great job. This was a perfect vehicle for Fonda to launch her acting career. And I must admit I agree with her - she does have quite beautiful legs, and I feel fortunate that we are treated to seeing them in her cute little cheerleader outfit.

This movie is entertaining and I recommend viewing it on a lazy afternoon one day, it is much better than watching re-runs of Gilligans Island.

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