Dancing Co-Ed

Dancing Co-Ed is a 1939 American romantic comedy film directed by S. Sylvan Simon and starring Lana Turner in the titular role, Richard Carlson as an inquisitive college reporter, and bandleader Artie Shaw as himself.

Dancing Co-Ed
Directed byS. Sylvan Simon
Produced byEdgar Selwyn
Written byAlbert Treynor (story)
Albert Mannheimer
Herbert Fields (uncredited)
StarringLana Turner
Richard Carlson
Artie Shaw
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyAlfred Gilks
Edited byW. Donn Hayes
Distributed byLoews, Inc.
Release date
  • September 29, 1939 (1939-09-29)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$713,000[1]


When a dancer's partner becomes pregnant, a nationwide search is instituted to find a replacement from among college women. A perfect choice is found, but she is not in school, resulting in various hijinks.


Veronica Lake and Robert Walker have uncredited parts.

Box office

According to MGM records the film earned $518,000 in the US and Canada and $195,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $21,000.[1]


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.

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