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Teacher's Pet Details


Hard-boiled, self-educated newspaper editor Clark Gable turns down an opportunity to lecture before a night-school journalism class, publicly ridiculing the notion that the art of news writing can be taught. After receiving an honorary university degree, Gable's publisher orders the recalcitrant editor to appear at the lecture. Upon entering the classroom, Gable overhears journalism teacher Doris Day, the daughter of a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, condemn Gable's attitude towards higher education. Intrigued by the lovely Day, Gable enrolls in her class under an assumed name. He quickly goes to the head of the class (after all, he's had more experience than all the other students combined), then begins a campaign to romance Day. But there's a fly in the ointment: Day's fiance Gig Young, who gives an Oscar-calibre performance as a smug know-all. Likewise stealing every scene she's in is Mamie Van Doren, playing an exotic dancer who's set her sights on Gable. Fay and Michael Kanin's sprightly screenplay for Teacher's Pet manages to steer clear of any and all potential cliches. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 1, 1958


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Clark Gable Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1958 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gig Young Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gig Young Best Supporting Actor 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Kanin Best Original Screenplay 1958 Nominee
Directors Guild of America George Seaton Best Director 1958 Nominee


Clark Gable
as Jim Gannon
Doris Day
as Erica Stone
Gig Young
as Dr. Hugo Pine
Mamie van Doren
as Peggy DeFore
Nick Adams
as Barney Kovac
Peter Baldwin
as Harold Miller
Vivian Nathan
as Mrs. Kovac
Marion Ross
as Katy Fuller
Charles Lane
as Roy
Jack Albertson
as Guide
Florenz Ames
as J.L. Ballentine
Terry Becker
as Mr. Appino
Cyril Delevanti
as Copy Man
Sandra Gould
as Tess
Erskine Johnson
Vernon Scott
Steffi Sidney
as Bookstore Girl
Sidney Skolsky
Margaret Muse
as Miss Gross
Joe Hyams
Steffi Sidney
as Bookstore Girl
Margaret Muse
as Miss Gross
Sandra Gould
as Tess
Terry Becker
as Mr. Appino
Cyril Delevanti
as Copy Man


George Seaton
William Perlberg
Michael Kanin
Haskell Boggs
Joe Lubin
Roy Webb
Composer (Music Score)
Alma Macrorie
Earl Hedrick
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Robert R. Benton
Set Designer
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Farciot Edouart
Special Effects