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Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 29 September 1939 (USA)
Right before the dancing Tobins ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobin that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a ... See full summary »

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Right before the dancing Tobins ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobin that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a countrywide competition among all college girls. However the contest is bogus: young dancer Patty Marlow is sent to a little college in the Midwest. Only Pug, a college reporter, suspects something. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Blonde Bonfire LANA TURNER and ARTIE SHAW, the Swing King, bring romance in youth-time!

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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29 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Abc da Folia  »

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$425,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Wednesday 28 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Chicago Monday 31 December 1956 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Philadelphia Saturday 19 January 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Minneapolis 10 February 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by New York City Friday 15 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Altoona PA Tuesday 26 February 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in Seattle Monday 22 April 1957 on KING (Channel 5); in San Francisco it first aired 9 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

'Pug' Braddock: [after unsuccessfully trying to kiss Patty while parked at the "smoochin' spot"] Emotional little bundle, aren't ya?
Patty Marlow: No, I'm the intellectual type.
'Pug' Braddock: Hmm...
Patty Marlow: But you're gonna be very grateful to me before this night's over.
'Pug' Braddock: Yeah, I...
[looks surprised]
'Pug' Braddock: Well, that's more like it!
[tries to kiss Patty again]
Patty Marlow: [blocks Pug with her elbow to his neck] Oh, I'm sorry.
'Pug' Braddock: Where'd ya learn that bit of jiu-jitsu?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (as Artie Shaw and His Band) are third-billed, but in the end credits cast list it is Artie Shaw listed individually who is third-billed. See more »

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Referenced in Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Coming Virginia
(1927) (uncredited)
Written by Donald Heywood
Performed by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra for 'Toots' Barton in contest finals
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Dancing Co-Ed was a pretty enjoyable early Lana Turner vehicle
27 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie I didn't know about until I checked the "classics" section at my local library and saw this title there. The fact it starred Lana Turner and Artie Shaw-who I knew were once married-was the reason I felt I had to check it out. Ms. Turner plays a dancer who enrolls in a college to qualify for a contest for a movie even though she's already picked for it! I'll stop there and just say this was quite funny with fine support by people like Roscoe Karns, Ann Rutherford, Monty Woolley, Thurston Hall, and Leon Errol. I especially liked the last one's dance steps. Shaw provides plenty of great music. While some of the plot seems out of joint, most of the dialogue is quite funny though don't try to make too much sense of that. So on that note, I recommend Dancing Co-Ed.


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