Get Yourself a College Girl

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Get Yourself a College Girl
Get Yourself a College Girl FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Sidney Miller
Produced by Sam Katzman
Written by Robert E. Kent
Robert G. Stone
Starring Mary Ann Mobley
Nancy Sinatra
Chad Everett
Music by Fred Karger
Cinematography Fred Jackman Jr.
Edited by Ben Lewis
Production
company
Four-Leaf Productions
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)
Running time
87 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,000,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Get Yourself a College Girl is a 1964 Metrocolor film comedy in the style of a beach party movie. The plot involves a college co-ed who tries to balance her time writing songs and dealing with her publisher who tries to pursue her. It was directed by Sidney Miller and written by Robert E. Kent, and filmed at Sun Valley, Idaho, USA.

Turner Classic Movies critic Mel Neuhaus calls it "A curious 1964 hybrid of teen movie musical with pre-feminist overtones as well as a parody of moralistic anti-rock message films."[2] It is notable for the appearance of Astrud Gilberto, the Brazilian singer who sang the international hit song "The Girl from Ipanema", appearing as herself in the film.

It was given a rating of 4.6 out of 10 by IMDB

Plot[edit]

Terry Taylor (Mary Ann Mobley) is a senior at conservative Wyndham College for Women and, under an assumed name, a successful pop songwriter. After her publisher Gary Underwood (Chad Everett) unknowingly exposes her career, Wyndham's board of trustees—including the college founder's grandson, California State Senator Hubert Morrison (Willard Waterman)—condemns Terry for indecent behavior.

To distract herself from a possible expulsion, Terry, her friends Sue Ann Mobley (Chris Noel) and Lynne (Nancy Sinatra), and their physical-education instructor Marge Endicott (Joan O'Brien) travel to Sun Valley, Idaho for a Christmas-break ski vacation. There they meet Gary and his artist friend Armand (Fabrizio Mioni); Senator Morrison, who wants to solicit the youth vote; and Lynne's husband.

The Dave Clark Five, The Animals, and other musical acts perform in the background as Gary and Armand romance Terry and Sue Ann, respectively, while Lynne and her husband spend the entire vacation in their room. Senator Morrison courts Marge and shows that he is a talented dancer, but an embarrassing newspaper photograph threatens his reelection. The others demonstrate his support among the young by holding a successful telephone poll with musical performances.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This figure consists of anticipated rentals accruing distributors in North America. See "Top Grossers of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 36
  2. ^ TCM Cult Movies Showcase http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/article/?cid=88153

External links[edit]