June Ryder is a new student at Custer College, which is most renowned for its boys basketball team, although it also has a high academic standing that can rival that of any of the more famous colleges on the west coast. June's reason for being there: to become a "Mrs.", most specifically Mrs. Ray Blent, he a science major and the star player on the basketball team. Ray is not naturally gifted as a basketball player, but uses science to be able to figure out how to play the perfect game. Ray's interest in basketball is just a byproduct of his primary interest in the sciences and learning in general. June doesn't care who knows what she's doing except Ray. All of June's activities at the college are in this singular goal, which first entails Ray even noticing her and knowing who she is. She discovers that the way to do it is not through the traditional means of the beauty parlor or the kitchen, but rather the classroom. Three people who do know what June is up to are new Ethics ...
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Did You Know?
was nominated for the 1959 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actor in a Drama for "Tall Story" as Professor Charles Osman. See more
The flag in the Custer College gymnasium has 48 stars. See more
[In their trailer, talking to Ray and June
Didn't you hear? Freddie's father had to have an operation, and we've got to leave college to run the business. Freddie's got to go to *work* - and he's only 24!
And believe it or not, I had a pretty good chance to graduate this year, too!
Music by André Previn
and Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Dory Previn
(as Dory Langdon)
Performed by Bobby Darin
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