She's Working Her Way through College

She's Working Her Way through College

Virginia Mayo
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone Cast: Virginia Mayo
Virginia Mayo
, Ronald Wilson Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan
, Gene Nelson
Gene Nelson
H. Bruce Humberstone

DVD (Full Frame)



She's Working Her Way Through College is a completely depoliticized remake of the liberal-minded comedy The Male Animal (1942). Virginia Mayo plays an exotic dancer, Angela Gardner, who decides to improve her mind; she enrolls in a college where Professor John Palmer (Ronald Reagan) teaches English. In between Angela's lively musical numbers, the film concentrates on an old rivalry between the bookish Palmer and onetime college football jock Shep Slade (Don DeFore, who'd played a bit in The Male Animal). When the college trustees oppose Angela's presence on campus, Palmer staunchly defends her right to an education. In the original Male Animal, the climactic scene involved a controversial public reading of a letter by anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti; in She's Working Her Way Through College, Palmer stands up at a public assembly to convince the populace that exotic dancers have the same rights as anyone else. Of course, Ronald Reagan could take a political stance if he wanted to...but not in this film.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/2010
UPC: 0883316234273
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:41:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Virginia Mayo Angela Gardner/Hot Garters Getlie
Ronald Reagan John Palmer
Gene Nelson Don Weston
Don DeFore Shep Slade
Phyllis Thaxter Helen Palmer
Patrice Wymore Ivy Williams
Roland Winters Fred Copeland
Raymond Greenleaf Dean Rogers
Norman Bartold "Tiny" Gordon
Amanda Randolph Maybelle
George Meader Professor
Eve Miller Secretary
Jimmy Ames Actor
Bette Arlen Actor
Jessie Arnold Wardrobe Woman
Blackburn Twins Themselves
Jack Gargan Professor
Donald Kerr Vendor
Mark Lowell Actor
Charles Marsh Stage Manager
Paul Maxey Actor
Rolland Morris Actor
James Ogg Sailor
John Perri Actor
Richard Reeves Mike
Frank Scannell Actor
Glen Turnbull Tramp
Valerie Vernon Actor
Charles Watts Man
Frances Zucco Coed
Hope Sansberry Mrs. Rogers
Hazel Shaw Actor
Barbara Ritchie Chorus Girl

Technical Credits
H. Bruce Humberstone Director
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Charles H. Clarke Art Director
Wilfrid M. Cline Cinematographer
Alexis Dubin Songwriter
Vernon Duke Score Composer,Songwriter
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
William Jacobs Producer
Clarence Kolster Editor
Peter Milne Screenwriter
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Harry Warren Songwriter

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