Cocky, jug-eared and slit-eyed Clark Gable plays a tough, cynical, self-educated journalist called James Gannon who is asked to give a lecture to a night school journalism class, but when he sees teacher Erica Stone (Doris Day) he decides to enrol as a pupil under the name Jim Gallagher.
Pretty soon he’s the star of the class. But there’s a rival for Miss Gannon’s affections – a psychology professor called Dr Hugo Pine (Gig Young). Their rivalry leads to a memorable funny scene where the two men try to slip each other Mickey Finns at a nightclub so as to be alone with Erica.
Erica eventually learns Gannon’s true identity and breaks off their romance.
Mamie Van Doren plays Gannon’s perennial girlfriend Peggy DeFore, a nightclub entertainer.
Dr Hugo Pine
Mamie Van Doren