The Male Animal

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The Male Animal

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The Male Animal

Release Date: March 12, 1942

Year    :   1942
Slogan    :   «SHE turned a lamb into a lion!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Romance
Production Companies    :   Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Elliott Nugent
Producers    :   Hal B. Wallis, Wolfgang Reinhardt
Writers    :   Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Elliott Nugent, Stephen Morehouse Avery, James Thurber
RunTime    :   101 mins.

The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, because he plans to read a controversial piece of prose in class. Tommy is upset that his wife Ellen also suggested he not read the passage. Meanwhile, Ellen's old boyfriend, the football player Joe Ferguson, comes to visit for the homecoming weekend. He takes Ellen out dancing after the football rally, causing Tommy to worry that he will lose her to Joe.

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