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Dancing Co-Ed

This light and amusing comedy-drama with collegiate background is intended as a showcase in studio's efforts to build up Lana Turner (which it neatly accomplishes). Picture focuses attention on Richard Carlson as a juvenile lead; Ann Rutherford as something more than adolescent romance for Mickey Rooney in the Judge Hardy series; and highlights a fine straight performance by Leon Errol.

Cast:
Lana Turner Richard Carlson Artie Shaw Ann Rutherford Lee Bowman Thurston Hall

This light and amusing comedy-drama with collegiate background is intended as a showcase in studio’s efforts to build up Lana Turner (which it neatly accomplishes). Picture focuses attention on Richard Carlson as a juvenile lead; Ann Rutherford as something more than adolescent romance for Mickey Rooney in the Judge Hardy series; and highlights a fine straight performance by Leon Errol.

Story [by Albert Treynor] has its foundation on a film press agent stunt. Roscoe Karns launches a nationwide contest to seek a dancing co-ed as lead in a forthcoming picture. Turner is planted in a college to be ultimate winner, and is accompanied to the school by Karns’ secretary (Rutherford). Carlson, reporter on school paper, in trying to uncover plant, falls in love with Turner.

S. Sylvan Simon’s direction is crisp, moving his story along at a good pace. Songs are chiefly confined to the Artie Shaw band’s jive sessions, being his own arrangements of a flock of pops.

Dancing Co-Ed

Production: M-G-M. Director S. Sylvan Simon; Producer Edgar Selwyn; Screenplay Albert Mannheimer; Camera Alfred Gilks; Editor W. Donn Hayes; Music Edward Ward, David Snell; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Harry McAfee

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 80 MIN.

With: Lana Turner Richard Carlson Artie Shaw Ann Rutherford Lee Bowman Thurston Hall

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