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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... See more »


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Patty Marlow
'Pug' Braddock
Artie Shaw Orchestra (as Artie Shaw and His Band)
Artie Shaw
Freddy Tobin
H.W. Workman
'Pops' Marlow
Joe Drews
Miss May
President Cavendish
'Ticky' James
Professor Lange
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Arnold Jr. ...
Student (uncredited)
Georgie Auld ...
Tenor Saxophonist (uncredited)
Alexander Albert Avola ...
Guitarist (uncredited)
Man in Casting Office (uncredited)
Chief Evans (uncredited)
Secretary (uncredited) (voice)
Johnny Best ...
Trumpeter (uncredited)
Radio Man (uncredited) (voice)
Hal Brazeale ...
Kidnapper (uncredited)
Steve (uncredited)
Edgar Caldwell ...
Boy (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ...
Captain (uncredited)
Workman's Secretary (uncredited)
Maxine Cook ...
John Daheim ...
Assistant Stage Director (uncredited)
Bobby Dease ...
Helen Deverell ...
Ms. Babe Harkness (uncredited)
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Edythe Elliott ...
Housemother Listening to Beethoven (uncredited)
Caroline Frasher ...
Fat Girl (uncredited)
John Gubbins ...
Kidnapper (uncredited)
Lois James ...
Fat Girl in Gym (uncredited)
Edna Mae Jones ...
Girl in Gym Party (uncredited)
Jean Royce (uncredited)
Woman on Motorcycle (uncredited)
William Lally ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Boy (uncredited)
Flapjack Waitress (uncredited)
Lynn Lewis ...
Ms. Toots Barton (uncredited)
Maxine Marx ...
Girl (uncredited)
Art Miles ...
Dimitri (uncredited)
Mavis Mims ...
Ms. Christie Charter (uncredited)
Workman's Stooge (uncredited)
Meek Truck Driver (uncredited)
Tenor Saxophonist (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Workman's Stooge (uncredited)
Eugene Radovitch ...
Shakespearean Radio Actor (uncredited) (voice)
Drummer (uncredited)
Les Robinson ...
Alto Saxophonist (uncredited)
Earl Seaman ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Thomas ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)
Celia Travers ...
Carol (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ...
Dean of Women (uncredited)
Woman on Radio (uncredited) (voice)
Short Kidnapper (uncredited)
John Wald ...
Newscaster (uncredited)
Boy (uncredited)
Sid Weiss ...
Bassist (uncredited)
Wayne 'Tiny' Whitt ...
Fat Student (uncredited)
Man on Motorcycle (uncredited)
Baton Specialty (uncredited)

Directed by

S. Sylvan Simon

Written by

Albert Mannheimer ... (screen play)
Albert Treynor ... (based on a story by)
Herbert Fields ... (treatment) (uncredited)

Produced by

Edgar Selwyn ... producer

Music by

David Snell
Edward Ward

Cinematography by

Alfred Gilks ... director of photography

Film Editing by

W. Donn Hayes ... film editor

Art Direction by

Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Charles Dorian ... assistant director (uncredited)
Walter Strohm ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Harry McAfee ... associate art director

Sound Department

Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Dolly Tree ... wardrobe

Music Department

Al Avola ... performer: "Gangbusters"
Fred Brathwaite ... composer: "Gangbusters"
Bob Kitsis ... performer: "Gangbusters"
George Bassman ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Wally Heglin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

George King ... dance director
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Blonde Bonfire LANA TURNER and ARTIE SHAW, the Swing King, bring romance in youth-time! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Every Other Inch a Lady (United Kingdom)
  • Dancing-Co-Ed (Germany)
  • Adorable impostora (Mexico)
  • Swingpigen (Denmark)
  • Össztánc (Hungary)
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  • 84 min
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Budget $425,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Other members of Artie Shaw's orchestra who appear in this film, without individual screen credit, include Hank Freeman (alto saxophonist), Georgie Auld (tenor saxophonist), Bernie Privin (trumpet), Chuck Peterson (trumpet), Harry Rodgers (trombonist), Les Jenkins (trombonist), George Arus (trombonist), Bob Kitsis (piano) and Buddy Rich (drums). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in From the Ends of the Earth (1939). See more »
Soundtracks Nightmare See more »
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 »
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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