Get Yourself a College Girl

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Get Yourself a College Girl
Get Yourself a College Girl FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed bySidney Miller
Written byRobert E. Kent
Robert G. Stone
Produced bySam Katzman
StarringMary Ann Mobley
Nancy Sinatra
Chad Everett
CinematographyFred Jackman Jr.
Edited byBen Lewis
Music byFred Karger
Four-Leaf Productions
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,000,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Get Yourself a College Girl, also released as The Swingin' Set, 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, United States.[2]


Terry Taylor (Mary Ann Mobley) is a senior at conservative Wyndham College for Women (fictitious), 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 re-election. The others demonstrate his support among the young by holding a successful telephone poll with musical performances.



The film was known as Watusi A Go-Go, The Swingin' Set and The Go Go Set.[3]



The Los Angeles Times called it "inoffensively silly".[4]

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  1. ^ This figure consists of anticipated rentals accruing distributors in North America. See "Top Grossers of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 36
  2. ^ Musical Due Wednesday Los Angeles Times 22 Dec 1964: C7.
  3. ^ Nancy in Film Chicago Tribune 20 Sep 1964: g13.
  4. ^ Holiday Film Features Girls, Musical Groups Harford, Margaret. Los Angeles Times (26 Dec 1964: 19.

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