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The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)

Not Rated
72 min | Comedy, Musical

Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her affection for Dobie. An English essay which almost ...See moreGrainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her affection for Dobie. An English essay which almost revolutionizes English instruction, and Dobie's role in a chemistry lab explosion convinces Mr. Hammer he is right. Pansy is sent off broken-hearted to an Eastern school, but with the help of Happy Stella Kolawski's all-girl band, several hundred students and an enraged police force, Dobie secures Pansy's return to Grainbelt. Written by Les Adams See less
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Max Shulman (screenplay) (story)
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William C. Mellor (as William Mellor)
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Updated Aug 14, 1953

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Aug 14, 1953 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Debbie Reynolds
Pansy Hammer Pansy Hammer   See fewer
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Bobby Van
Dobie Gillis Dobie Gillis   See fewer
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Barbara Ruick
Lorna Ellingboe Lorna Ellingboe   See fewer
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Bob Fosse
Charlie Trask Charlie Trask   See fewer
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Hanley Stafford
George Hammer George Hammer   See fewer
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Lurene Tuttle
Mrs. Eleanor Hammer Mrs. Eleanor Hammer   See fewer
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Hans Conried
Professor Amos Pomfritt Professor Amos Pomfritt   See fewer
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Charles Lane
Chemistry Professor Obispo Chemistry Professor Obispo   See fewer
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Archer MacDonald
Harry Dorcas Harry Dorcas   See fewer
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Kathleen Freeman
'Happy Stella' Kowalski 'Happy Stella' Kowalski   See fewer
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Almira Sessions
Aunt Naomi Aunt Naomi   See fewer
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Suzanne Alexander
Co-Ed (uncredited) Co-Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Astar
Smiling Latvian Used Car Dealer (uncredited) Smiling Latvian Used Car Dealer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lavonne Battle
Co-Ed (uncredited) Co-Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willis Bouchey
Dr. Askit - Quiz Master (uncredited) Dr. Askit - Quiz Master (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Courtney
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diana Darrin
Co-Ed (uncredited) Co-Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lawrence Dobkin
Mr. McCandless, Student Advisor (uncredited) Mr. McCandless, Student Advisor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Dunning
Police Sgt. Flynn (uncredited) Police Sgt. Flynn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Elson
Advisor (uncredited) Advisor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Haade
Police Captain (uncredited) Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Halton
Dean (Grainbelt U.) (uncredited) Dean (Grainbelt U.) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Harris
Proctor (uncredited) Proctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Hausner
Al, Booking Agent (uncredited) Al, Booking Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Percy Helton
Mr. Hammersmith, Book Seller (uncredited) Mr. Hammersmith, Book Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mara Lynn
Dean's Secretary (uncredited) Dean's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alma Maison
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Mickey Martin
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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John McKee
Police Sgt. Morelli (uncredited) Police Sgt. Morelli (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alvy Moore
Interrupted Registering Freshman (uncredited) Interrupted Registering Freshman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gloria Noble
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Nino Pipitone
French Florist (uncredited) French Florist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Romero
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Smith
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Stebbins
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Tommy Walker
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6.1 / 10 | 530 votes