The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Director: Don Weis Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick

DVD (Full Frame)

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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, while Dobie's officious English professor Pomfritt (Hans Conried) is misled to believe that the feckless Gillis is a literary genius. With Bobby Van, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Fosse and Barbara Ruick in the cast, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis simply has to have a few musical numbers in its repertoire--and it does. The film was based on the novel by Max Shulman, which subsequently served as the basis for the popular TV series of the late 1950s-early 1960s.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2011
UPC: 0883316395707
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 28,571

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Debbie Reynolds Pansy Hammer
Bobby Van Dobie Gillis
Barbara Ruick Lorna Ellingboe
Bob Fosse Charlie Trask
Hanley Stafford Mr. Hammer
Hans Conried Prof. Amos Pomfritt
Lurene Tuttle Mrs. Hammer
Charles Lane Prof. Obispo
Archer MacDonald Harry Doreas
Kathleen Freeman Happy Stella
Almira Sessions Aunt Naomi
Donald Elson Actor

Technical Credits
Don Weis Director
Jeff Alexander Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur M. Loew Producer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Alex Romero Choreography
Max Shulman Screenwriter

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