Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Swing It, Professor stars Pinky Tomlin, the bespectacled crooner who parlayed the song "The Object of My Affections" into a sizeable career. Tomlin plays a professor of music who is dead-set against the jazz and big-band craze of the late 1930s. After several career reverses, Pinky comes to terms with the "new sound" thanks to nightclub singer Paula Stone, to whom he sings the deathless "I'm Sorta Kinda Glad I Met You." Featured in the cast are former "Our Gang" star Mary Kornman and a Three Stooges spin-off group, the Gentle Maniacs. Swing It, Professor was the last film directed by Marshall Neilan, a once-prominent silent filmmaker.
music-professor, nightclub, discovery, jazz, life-changes