Teacher's Pet

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  • 1958
  • 2 hr
  • 7.1  (4,816)

In Teacher's Pet, a 1958 romantic comedy directed by George Seaton, Clark Gable stars as James Gannon, a gruff and old-fashioned newspaper editor who believes that the education system is failing to produce competent writers. Gannon considers himself a self-taught journalist and thinks that a degree won't compensate for practical experience. When the newspaper receives a letter from Erica Stone (Doris Day), a journalism professor in New York City, criticizing Gannon's approach, he decides to give her a piece of his mind in person.

Gannon's boss, editor-in-chief Stone (Edward Andrews), approves of the plan as he sees a chance to improve the paper's educational content. Gannon arrives in New York City and signs up for Stone's class incognito. When Stone realizes that Gannon is in her class, she is initially hostile towards him but ultimately agrees to his proposition to come to Los Angeles to observe the paper's operations and write an article on the newspaper business for her students.

Once in Los Angeles, Gannon and Stone's relationship becomes more complicated as they encounter several obstacles. Stone struggles with her feelings for Gannon, while he remains hard-headed and insensitive towards her. Meanwhile, Gannon's young assistant, Dr. Hugo Pine (Gig Young), is enamoured with Stone and tries to court her, which creates romantic tension among the trio. Stone finds herself caught between Pine's charm and Gannon's gruffness.

As their working relationship continues, Gannon begins to see that his old-fashioned ways are out of touch with the modern world, and that the academic approach to journalism has its merits. Stone also learns to appreciate Gannon's practical experience and journalistic instincts. Eventually, they overcome their initial animosity and realize that they've developed romantic feelings for each other.

The movie's humor is provided by Clark Gable's character's resistance to change and his contempt for academics, as well as the love triangle of Gannon, Stone, and Pine. The chemistry between Clark Gable and Doris Day made the movie memorable, and Day's singing of the movie's theme song "Teacher's Pet" became a hit.

The film also offered an interesting commentary on the role of education in the profession of journalism. Gannon and Stone's conflict reflects a debate that still persists today: whether practical experience is more important than formal training. Gannon's resistance to change and Stone's academic approach are depicted as two extremes that need to be balanced. Ultimately, they learn that a combination of practical experience and academic training is the most effective way to produce good writers.

Teacher's Pet was well-received by audiences and critics alike. Clark Gable and Doris Day's on-screen chemistry was praised, as were the witty and sharp dialogues. The film also received Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Sound Recording.

In conclusion, Teacher's Pet is a classic romantic comedy starring two of Hollywood's greatest actors, Clark Gable and Doris Day. The film's humorous and heartwarming story is a commentary on the role of education in journalism and combines practical experience and academic training in a thoughtful way. Teacher's Pet is a must-watch for fans of classic cinema and romance.

Teacher's Pet is a 1958 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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    7.1  (4,816)