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|Directed by||S. Sylvan Simon|
|Written by||Albert Mannheimer|
Herbert Fields (uncredited)
|Based on||The Dancing Coed|
1938 story in American Magazine
by Albert Treynor
|Produced by||Edgar Selwyn|
|Edited by||W. Donn Hayes|
|Music by||David Snell|
|Distributed by||Loew's, Inc.|
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.
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.
- Lana Turner as Patty Marlow
- Richard Carlson as Michael "Pug" Braddock
- Artie Shaw as Himself
- Ann Rutherford as Eve Greeley
- Lee Bowman as Freddy Tobin
- Thurston Hall as Henry W. Workman
- Leon Errol as Sam "Pops" Marlow
- Roscoe Karns as Joe Drews
- Mary Field as Miss Jenny May
- Walter Kingsford as President Cavendish
- Mary Beth Hughes as "Toddy" Tobin
- June Preisser as "Ticky" James
- Monty Woolley as Professor Lange
- Chester Clute as Pee Wee
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.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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