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Teacher's Pet (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 April 1958 (USA)
A hard-nosed newspaper editor poses as a night school student in order to woo a journalism teacher who cannot stand him.

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George Seaton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Harry Antrim ... Lloyd Crowley
Vivian Nathan Vivian Nathan ... Edna Kovac
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Storyline

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, and has a very low regard for college-taught journalism, so he's not pleased when his managing editor orders him to help Erica Stone, a college professor, with her journalism class. Finding himself attracted to her, he pretends to be a student in her class, not revealing he's Gannon, whom she despises. As they bob and weave around their mutual growing attraction, they both begin to gain respect for each other's approaches to reporting news, but how will Erica react when she finds out who he really is? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enséñame a querer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The $83.40 that Gannon pays for Pine's books would be equivalent to approximately $729.46 in 2019. See more »

Goofs

Gannon is obviously close to retirement age, so why does Erica treat him like a young journalistic prodigy? 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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Connections

Referenced in SCTV Network: Teacher's Pet (1982) See more »

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Teacher's Pet
Words and Music by Joe Lubin
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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Interesting chemistry
18 February 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

Gable and Day make an unusual couple, but this is a clever and cute romance. The film deals with illusion and reality and how the two become mixed. Though not often shown, the film is worth watching. It is one of those minor classics that is too often overlooked.


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