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Dancing Co-ed

Released Sep 29, 1939 1h 24m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 50% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After discovering his star dancer is expecting and can't perform, film producer H.W. Workman (Thurston Hall) and his publicist concoct a scheme to stage a college dance contest to find a new star. To ensure they get a good winner, the men plant a real dancer, Patty Marlow (Lana Turner), at the college, having secretary Eve (Ann Rutherford) take the entrance exams for her. On campus, Patty gets involved with newspaper editor Pug Braddock (Richard Carlson) to investigate the contest's legitimacy. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Outdated formulaic musical comedy. Rated: C+ Feb 7, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tom M It turns out that not only is 18 year old Lana Turner beautiful and she can act ... but she can dance too ! Although she rarely dances in future roles, this movie serves as her introduction to Hollywood stardom. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/06/20 Full Review Audience Member Oddball MGM film features Lana Turner (who dances a little) & Artie Shaw (who plays a little) in a musical comedy with very little music and not much comedy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member ok musical with a 19 yr old lana turner Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Read the title and you know what to expect! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After discovering his star dancer is expecting and can't perform, film producer H.W. Workman (Thurston Hall) and his publicist concoct a scheme to stage a college dance contest to find a new star. To ensure they get a good winner, the men plant a real dancer, Patty Marlow (Lana Turner), at the college, having secretary Eve (Ann Rutherford) take the entrance exams for her. On campus, Patty gets involved with newspaper editor Pug Braddock (Richard Carlson) to investigate the contest's legitimacy.
Director
S. Sylvan Simon
Producer
Edgar Selwyn
Screenwriter
Albert Mannheimer
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 29, 1939, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Jul 6, 2010
Runtime
1h 24m