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The Male Animal (1942)

NR 04/04/1942 (US) ComedyRomance 1h 41m

SHE turned a lamb into a lion!


The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, because he plans to read a controversial piece of prose in class. Tommy is upset that his wife Ellen also suggested he not read the passage. Meanwhile, Ellen's old boyfriend, the football player Joe Ferguson, comes to visit for the homecoming weekend. He takes Ellen out dancing after the football rally, causing Tommy to worry that he will lose her to Joe.

  1. Elliott Nugent


  2. Julius J. Epstein


  3. Philip G. Epstein


  4. Stephen Morehouse Avery


Top Billed Cast

  1. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Tommy Turner

  2. Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland

    Ellen Turner

  3. Joan Leslie

    Joan Leslie

    Patricia Stanley

  4. Jack Carson

    Jack Carson

    Joe Ferguson

  5. Eugene Pallette

    Eugene Pallette

    Ed Keller

  6. Herbert Anderson

    Herbert Anderson

    Michael Barnes

  7. Hattie McDaniel

    Hattie McDaniel


  8. Ivan F. Simpson

    Ivan F. Simpson

    Dean Frederick Damon (as Ivan Simpson)

  9. Don DeFore

    Don DeFore

    Wally Myers

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The Male Animal
The Male Animal

Status Released

Original Language English

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