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A Lesson in Love (1931)

Helen Kane stars as "Helen Lane", a college student who has a crush on her psychology teacher Professor Hotchiss (or "Professor Hot Kiss" as Helen bumbles). The professor however is ... See full summary »

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Helen Kane stars as "Helen Lane", a college student who has a crush on her psychology teacher Professor Hotchiss (or "Professor Hot Kiss" as Helen bumbles). The professor however is short-tempered with Helen because she's such a poor student. She disrupts the classroom, and he kicks her out of the class. However later at the school dance Helen can't get over her feelings for Professor Hotchiss. Helen bumps into the professor and they both confess their love for one another. Helen then begins to sing for the professor "I Love Myself Cause You Love Me." After her performance the professor proposes to her, and she accepts.

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26 September 1931 (USA)  »

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I Love Myself Because You Love Me
Sung by Helen Kane
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A little loud, a little stupid but also a bit charming...
30 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I don't know a lot about Helen Kane. However, I can see why she didn't become more famous. That's because Kane's routine was VERY broad and subtle is wasn't! Imagine Betty Boop and Gracie Allen....this is Kane's performance in this short comedy.

"A Lesson in Love" is set on some college campus. Kane is taking a psychology class so she can be near her teacher. She thinks he's dreamy and it's VERY obvious she's infatuated with him. However, she drives her teacher crazy, as she's dumber than toast and disrupts his class. Later, however, they meet by chance and PERHAPS Helen does have a chance with this cutie.

As I said, Kane's performance is brash and not even close to believable. Not only is she WAY too stupid to get into ANY college but the whole thing comes on strong. But, oddly, there's a bit of charm to all this--goofy, silly charm. Worth seeing....once.


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