The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis


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Though the film may be titled The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, Dobie -- that is, Bobby Van -- takes second billing to Debbie Reynolds. The scene is a Midwestern university, where freshman Dobie Gillis and his pal Charlie Trask (Bob Fosse) court cute coeds Pansy Hammer (Debbie Reynolds) and Lorna Ellingboe (Barbara Ruick). Pansy's wealthy father (Hanley Stafford) can't stand Dobie and does everything in his power to keep them apart. Along the way, Dobie and Pansy manage to blow up the chemistry lab, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Max Shulman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 19, 1994


as Dobie Gillis

as Pansy Hammer

as Charlie Trask

as Professor Amos Pomfr...

as Lorna Ellingboe

as Mr. Hammer

as Mrs. Hammer

as Prof. Obispo

as Harry Dorcas

as Happy Stella

as Aunt Naomi
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A spirited but nonsensical musical comedy.

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Corny and dated, a real time capsule. Not headache inducing but something that you really have to be in the mood for.

jay nixon

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So fun, it spawned a 60's TV Show.Great College Antics set to Music & Debbie plays the "Accident Waiting to Happen" that she does so well.Really Cute,Bob Fosse Choreography & he is actually in it!!! It'll make you SWOON

A fun and very energetic musical, Debbie Reynolds is wonderful. Bobby Van, he just never had what it takes. Some fine music, a funny story and the basis for a very popular television series in the 1960's. Nothing great, but quite entertaining.

James Higgins

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