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Sex Kittens Go to College (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 24 August 1960 (USA)
Collins College needs a new department head for their science department. Doctors Carter and Zorch consult Thinko, the campus computer, and come up with Dr. Mathilda West, who has degrees ... See full summary »


Albert Zugsmith


Robert Hill (screenplay), Albert Zugsmith (story)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Van Doren ... Dr. Mathilda West - aka Tassels Monclair
Tuesday Weld ... Jody
Mijanou Bardot Mijanou Bardot ... Suzanne
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Boomie
Louis Nye ... Dr. Ernest Zorch
Pamela Mason ... Dr. Myrtle Carter
Martin Milner ... George Barton (as Marty Milner)
Conway Twitty ... Conway Twitty
Jackie Coogan ... Wildcat MacPherson
John Carradine ... Prof. Harvey Watts
Maila Nurmi ... Etta Toodie (as Vampira)
Allan Drake ... Legs Raffertino
Jody Fair Jody Fair ... Bartender
Norman Grabowski ... Woo Woo Grabowski (as Woo Woo Grabowski)
Charles Chaplin Jr. ... Fire Chief


Collins College needs a new department head for their science department. Doctors Carter and Zorch consult Thinko, the campus computer, and come up with Dr. Mathilda West, who has degrees in lots of things, but turns out to be disruptively attractive as well. Meanwhile two thugs search for Sam Thinko who is muscling in on the race horse action, the captain of the football team is having trouble not passing out in front of the opposite sex, and Admiral McFortune, a benefactor of the college, becomes attracted to Dr. West, who has a past dangerously close to becoming public knowledge. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Release Date:

24 August 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexpot Goes to College See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Dr. West: I'm so far out already, I'm on another planet.
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Alternate Versions

A foreign release version runs 103 minutes. The additional footage consists of four burlesque dance routines by four strippers who strip all the way down to brief panties and do typical burlesque bumps and grinds. These occur one after another on the night club set, empty except for Thinko and the chimp. The sequence is inserted when Thinko has a nervous breakdown, apparently intended to be Thinko's hallucination. See more »


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So Bad It's Watchable
23 June 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sex Kittens Go to College (1960)

1/2 (out of 4)

One of the worst films of the decade has a college needing a new science teacher so a robot picks out one who isn't what you'd typical expect. Dr. West (Mamie Van Doren) is a sexy blonde with big you-know-whats and soon everyone on campus is falling for her. I'm really not sure what the point of this film was unless the producers thought it would be funny to pretend that Van Doren was smart. This film has one of the worst reputations out there and it's easy to see why because this "comedy" doesn't have a single laugh in it that works. In fact, there's really nothing here that works because the entire thing just has a really cheap feel to it and it's clear that it was a rushed item without too much thought put into it. The strange thing is that it does feature a good cast and this here helps keep the film from being a total bomb. I actually thought Van Doren was good in the lead role as she handled the "smart" dialogue just fine and I thought she managed to be charming in the part. Both Tuesday Weld and Mijanou Bardot are nice to look at and we get the likes of John Carradine, Vampira, Jackie Coogan, Allan Drake and Conway Twitty in small parts. In fact, seeing Carradine and Van Doren doing a certain dance is always worth sitting through the picture for. The version I watched was the original theatrical one and not the extended piece that ran 7-minutes longer and featured a striptease. SEX KITTENS GO TO COLLEGE is a really bad movie but at the same time it's certainly bad enough to where it should keep fans of bad films entertained.

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