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Teacher's Pet

Released Apr 1, 1958 2h 0m Comedy List
86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 71% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Newspaper editor Jim Gannon (Clark Gable) doesn't have much respect for college journalism programs, so he's irate when his boss sends him to speak at a night-school class. Despite clashing with instructor Erica Stone (Doris Day), Jim falls for the attractive teacher. He decides to join the class under an assumed identity, and the two begin a flirtatious relationship. When Jim's girlfriend, Peggy DeFore (Mamie Van Doren), catches wind of the situation, however, she's none too pleased. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Erich Kuersten New York Times An intelligent look at a time when the old guard of tough-talking gumshoes and snappy reporters were about to surrender to a new breed: educated and self-aware men and women. Oct 31, 2006 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Gig Young contributes a lively portrayal of a famed psychologist with a sense of humor. Nov 7, 2019 Full Review James Plath Family Home Theater Along with Pillow Talk it's one of Doris Day's most delightful and enduring romantic comedies, and the kids get a two-for, since she's paired with pop culture icon Clark Gable. Rated: B+ Apr 3, 2016 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Brings together journalism and romance into a delicious rather than a nutritious omelet. Rated: B Mar 9, 2008 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...breezy and likeable. Rated: 3/4 Nov 25, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Clark Gable (in one of his last parts) and Doris Day may be too old for such fluff, but the innocuous screenplay by Michael and Fay Kanin has some charm and Gig Young is truly funny in his Oscar nominated role. Rated: C+ Jun 29, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Chris M One of the earliest liar revealed story. As Erica believes in education and he believes in learning by doing. Several modern rom-coms are thankful for this. A great cast but there are some mild character issues. Overall, it's sweet, funny if slow rom-com from the golden era. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Clark Gable is 21 years older than his love interest Doris Day. Where it gets absurd is that his method of seduction is dipping a woman over his arm and planting a forceful kiss on her mouth. He was clearly stranded in times even more ancient than the 1950's. On top of that, he manages to eliminate the much more eligible Gig Young as his competition by getting him drunk. When Doris finally falls for Clark, it is by no means convincing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review steve d Nothing new but the actors are fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The best comedy movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review ashley h Teacher's Pet is a fun movie. It is about newspaper editor who joins the class of a journalism professor who despises him. Charles Gable and Doris Day give amazing performances. The script is good but a little slow in places. George Seaton did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the humor and romance. Teacher's Pet is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I like where they went with the plot. Doris Day's character was very well done. While it was appropriate for Clark Gable too look weathered/rough he was too old for the part. Still, I enjoyed the movie a lot. I liked the psychologist character and liked how the ending wrapped a lot of things up but left their future uncertain. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Newspaper editor Jim Gannon (Clark Gable) doesn't have much respect for college journalism programs, so he's irate when his boss sends him to speak at a night-school class. Despite clashing with instructor Erica Stone (Doris Day), Jim falls for the attractive teacher. He decides to join the class under an assumed identity, and the two begin a flirtatious relationship. When Jim's girlfriend, Peggy DeFore (Mamie Van Doren), catches wind of the situation, however, she's none too pleased.
Director
George Seaton
Producer
William Perlberg, George Seaton
Screenwriter
Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 1, 1958, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
May 1, 2012
Runtime
2h 0m
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