She's Working Her Way Through College
She's Working Her Way Through College is a 1952 American comedy film produced by Warner Bros. A musical comedy in Technicolor, it was directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, and starred Virginia Mayo and Ronald Reagan. She's Working Her Way through College is adapted quite loosely from the 1942 film of James Thurber's and Elliott Nugent's First Amendment comedy/drama The Male Animal that starred Olivia de Havilland and Henry Fonda and which, in turn, was based on the 1940 Broadway play of the same name and written by the same authors.
|She's Working Her Way Through College|
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|Directed by||H. Bruce Humberstone|
|Produced by||William Jacobs|
|Screenplay by||Peter Milne|
|Based on||The Male Animal (1940 play)|
by Elliott Nugent
|Music by||Ray Heindorf|
|Cinematography||Wilfred M. Cline|
|Edited by||Clarence Kolster|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|July 12, 1952|
Angela Gardner (Virginia Mayo) is an exotic dancer who decides to improve her mind; she enrolls in a college where Professor John Palmer (Ronald Reagan) teaches English. There is an old rivalry between the bookish Palmer and onetime college football jock Shep Slade (Don DeFore). When the college trustees oppose Angela's presence on campus, Palmer staunchly defends her right to an education.
- Virginia Mayo as Angela Gardner / 'Hot Garters Gertie' (singing voice was dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams)
- Ronald Reagan as Professor John Palmer
- Gene Nelson as Don Weston (singing voice was partially dubbed by Hal Derwin)
- Don DeFore as Shep Slade
- Phyllis Thaxter as Helen Palmer
- Patrice Wymore as 'Poison' Ivy Williams
- Roland Winters as Fred Copeland
- Raymond Greenleaf as Dean Rogers
- Ginger Crowley as Lonnie - Ivy's Friend
- Norman Bartold as 'Tiny' Gordon
- Ramon Blackburn as Singer / Dancer
- Royce Blackburn as Singer / Dancer
- Crowther, Bosley (1952-07-10). "Movie Review - She s Working Her Way Through College - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; ' She's Working Her Way Through College,' With Virginia Mayo, New Bill at Paramount". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- "She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) - Articles". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- Synopsis by Hal Erickson. "She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) - H. Bruce Humberstone | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2015-05-08.