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Mr. Belvedere Goes to College was the sequel to Twentieth Century-Fox's 1948 film Sitting Pretty. According to documents in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department at the UCLA Arts-Special Collections Library, F. Hugh Herbert, who wrote Sitting Pretty, also wrote a screenplay about Belvedere at college, but it is not known if he contributed to this film. Jean Peters was originally scheduled to play the role of "Ellen Baker." This was Jessie Royce Landis' first appearance in a film since 1930. Production began in early November 1948 at the University of Nevada, in Reno. During a sequence in the sorority house, Clifton Webb plays a brief piano piece, which he is credited with having composed. A radio version of the film, featuring Webb, Coleen Gray and Robert Stack, was broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre on January 16, 1950. For more information on the "Mr. Belvedere" series, please see the entry for Sitting Pretty below.