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This review is from: Teacher's Pet (1958) (DVD)This is probably my favorite romantic comedy of all time. All three principals are fabulous, especially Gig Young who richly deserved his supporting actor Oscar - he is just sublime. And, well, what can you say about Doris day, the prototypical girl next door. This is the type of film you no longer see - makes you laugh without being crude.
The clash between old-style newspaperman (Gable), modern newswoman (Day) and stuffy professor (Young) is a classic. The drinking scene at the club will have you in stitches, especially the punch line at the exit. Of course, each of them learns valuable lessons from the others.
While Doris Day is her usual perky self and Gig Young is funny as expected the real surprise is Clark Gable who is hilarious in his old-ways thinking. His Neanderthal views of the news are the centerpiece of this film and he plays it perfectly. He shows how great an actor he was.
A romantic comedy that should be better-known. Well-worth having in your library.