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      She's Working Her Way Through College

      1952 1h 41m Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A burlesque queen (Virginia Mayo) goes to college, charms a professor (Ronald Reagan) and livens up the class play. Read More Read Less

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      Tom M Mayo's dancing and singing are highlighted and she's doesn't disappoint. Typical 50's college story. Only recommended for musical lovers. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/31/20 Full Review Audience Member Don't expect a sophisticated, highly talented musical, but instead a delightfully fun and colorful comedy/musical with a little bit of spice. Really one of the funniest things about this movie is that a Hays Code approved burlesque is presented as so shockingly scandalous. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Frances H Too boring to finish. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/02/17 Full Review Audience Member This bland musical comedy that would likely have been completely forgotten had it not included the the 40th President of the United States in it's cast. It's a remake of "The Male Animal" and tells the story of Virgina Mayo (who I did not realize did any song and dance pictures) as a burlesque star who danced in order to earn enough money to go to college. Once at college she realizes her old high school teacher, Reagan, is there too and then her racy past causes all sorts of comic situations. I suppose it's not horrible, but it's pretty forgettable. Sadly, this could arguable be the best go Reagan's pictures. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Ronald Reagan was in a movie... I now understand the BTTF moment "The actor?" Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Reagan playing a drunk, attending a Burlesque show, trying to fight...lol What a great old show :) Everyone should watch this movie, especially as a kid. The singing, dancing, and idealist vision of college is great :P Great movie :) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A burlesque queen (Virginia Mayo) goes to college, charms a professor (Ronald Reagan) and livens up the class play.
      Director
      H. Bruce Humberstone
      Producer
      William Jacobs
      Screenwriter
      Elliott Nugent, James Thurber, Peter Milne
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 16, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 41m