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 ...
BOBBY DARIN sings the title song!
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Did You Know?
The original stage production of "Tall Story" by Howard Lindsay
and Russel Crouse
opened at the Belasco Theater in New York on January 29, 1959 and ran for 108 performances. See more
When the basketball player emerges from the locker room shower, he is carrying his towel in front of him. In the next shot, the close-up, the towel is draped over his right shoulder. See more
I remember reading about elephants once. Did you know that elephants mate only once every seven years?
Sure... but there are some that... manage once every six years.
[ponders for a moment
Music by André Previn
and Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Dory Previn
(as Dory Langdon)
Performed by Bobby Darin
[Title song played over the opening titles and credits] See more