Teacher's Pet (1958)

Approved   |    |  Comedy, Romance


Teacher's Pet (1958) Poster

A hard-nosed newspaper editor poses as a night school student in order to woo a journalism teacher who cannot stand him.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.1/10
3,724

Photos

  • Clark Gable and Doris Day on the set of "Teacher's Pet," 1957.
  • Clark Gable and Mamie Van Doren in Teacher's Pet (1958)
  • Doris Day and Clark Gable in Teacher's Pet (1958)
  • Clark Gable and Doris Day on the set of "Teacher's Pet," 1957.
  • Clark Gable and Doris Day rehearsing "Teacher's Pet," 1957.
  • Clark Gable and Nick Adams in Teacher's Pet (1958)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


15 July 2000 | ivan-22
Priceless, brainy classic
One of the best comedies ever, which the critics overlooked, of course. There are many witty one-liners:

"Education teaches a man how to spell experience...A psychologist is a person who gives all kinds of advice about matters he knows nothing about...A reporter has to do a lot of sweating before he has the right to perspire...There goes the unpressed gentleman of the press...College is amateurs teaching amateurs how to be amateurs...".

Some scenes are incredibly risqué. Gable bluntly asks Doris "How do you feel about sex?" He repeatedly ogles, grabs and kisses her. Today he would be in trouble for it.

Ah, the good old days of real honest to goodness movie-making! This is a truly priceless comedy. I have seen it five times, and can see it five more times. When the screenplay is good, everyone is inspired. Doris is absolutely brilliant, a genius of timing. This lady is way too underrated. There is NO ONE like her. She even sings the thrilling song to perfection. The plot does have its unintentionally funny aspects: Doris preferring uncouth elderly Gable to dashing and debonaire young intellectual Gig Young - and what's more, Young not minding it!!! The plot would have been better if Gable had been politely rejected. There is an unfortunate tendency in too many movies to assume that even the homeliest and oldest man deserves a young woman, that women over 35 couldn't possibly delight any real man. The movie is also a trifle pedantic and conventional in idolizing college education, as if a degree were all that. There is a serious message to the movie, but one enjoys the comedy more.

Critic Reviews


Christopher Meloni Reminds Us "Happy!" Is Not for Kids

The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" veteran lets his comedic side loose in "Happy!" and hints at what we can expect from his new character on Season 3 of "The Handmaid's Tale."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com