Teacher's Pet

Teacher's Pet

George Seaton (1958)

115min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this delightful comedy, Clark Gable stars as a crusty, hard-bitten newspaper editor who, instead of lecturing to Doris Day's journalism class, decides to enrol as a pupil. And, of course, his initial disdain of reporters who learn from books is swayed by his attraction to the teacher. Fay and Michael Kanin's screenplay becomes thin by the end, but Gable and Day fill it out with boisterous enthusiasm, possibly realising what upstaging competition they've got from the great Gig Young, who was Oscar-nominated for his performance as Doris's other beau.

Summary

A cynical newspaper editor refuses to believe that journalism can be taught, so he enrols at college as a pretend student in an experiment to undermine the female lecturer who teaches the subject and prove himself right. Instead he falls in love with her, and sets out to woo her despite the added distractions of her conceited fiance and the charms of an exotic dancer. Romantic comedy, starring Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young and Mamie Van Doren.

Cast & Crew

Erica Stone Doris Day
James Gannon/James Gallangher Clark Gable
Dr Hugo Pine Gig Young
Peggy DeFore Mamie Van Doren
Barney Kovac Nick Adams
Harold Miller Peter Baldwin
Katy Fuller Marion Ross
Roy Charles Lane
Director George Seaton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdAvailable on: DVD
Comedy