Teacher's Pet Studio: Paramount Year: 1958 Rated: NR Length: 119 Minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Anamorphic Audio: Dolby Digital English Mono English Subtitles Closed Captioned Special Features: None S.R.P..: $14.99, USD Release Date: April 19, 2005 Teacher’s Pet stars Clark Gable (in a fine late-career performance) as Jim Gannon. He’s a self-educated, school-of-hard-knocks newspaper editor who despises “egghead” journalists - those who have earned knowledge through higher education rather than through real world experience. Ordered to speak to a journalism class, Gannon finds himself attracted to the lovely professor Erica Stone (Doris Day, as delightful as ever). Having sent, in advance, a scathing letter on egghead journalism which is read to the class by Stone, Gannon takes on the role of student to save face, and to see what this college education is all about. While hiding his true identity, Gannon trades barbs with his attractive professor, while distancing himself from the man he really is. Along for the ride is Gig Young, in a wonderful Oscar nominated role as the ultimate egghead, Dr. Hugo Pine - a man who knows everything, and has written the books to prove it. This George Seaton film was penned by Fay and Michael Kanin, who were nominated for an Oscar for their work. This is a truly wonderful film. Though a bit dated, it features a wonderful story with some great laughs, and fine performances all around. Video Presented in black and white, in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the DVD features excellent sharpness and detail. Contrast is also excellent, with solid black levels, and preserved detail in both shadow and highlight. Occasional specks mar the print - to be expected with a film of this age. They are not present to the point of distraction. There is a slight variable density flicker, from the print emulsion, which is also not to the point of distraction. Ever so slight ringing is occasionally visible at high contrast borders. This transfer is very good, overall - especially for its age. Sound The DVD features a very good mono soundtrack. Good frequency response is reproduced, with clear dialog. It is a competent reproduction of the source. Special Features None. Final Thoughts An excellent film and an excellent transfer at an excellent price allows me to forgive the bare-bones treatment. Recommended.