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The Paper Chase (1973)

John Houseman as "Charles W. Kingsfield Jr."

As a first-year law student at Harvard, James Hart (Timothy Bottoms) knows he's got his work cut out for him. But things get harder than he anticipated when he runs afoul of the school's dreaded contracts professor, Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. (John Houseman). Wry and imposing, Kingsfield drives many of the lesser students to drop out, but James endures and, as if begging for more trouble, begins dating the professor's daughter, Susan (Lindsay Wagner).

Academy Award (1973) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1973) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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Who Are Your Favorite Movie Professors?

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Peter Martin on Jul 10th 2009, 8:02AM

Jul 10th 2009, 8:02AM


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