MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,573 this week

The Freshman (1925)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 2,852 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 23 critic

Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors:

(as Fred Newmeyer) ,

Writers:

(story), (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 22 Mar 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 May 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Freshman (1925)

The Freshman (1925) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Freshman.
1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Harold Lamb aka Speedy
Jobyna Ralston ...
Peggy
Brooks Benedict ...
The College Cad
James Anderson ...
The College Hero
Hazel Keener ...
The College Belle
Joseph Harrington ...
The College Tailor
Pat Harmon ...
The Football Coach
Edit

Storyline

Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie. When he arrives at Tate University, he soon becomes the target of practical jokes and ridicule. With the help of his one real friend Peggy, he resolves to make every possible effort to become popular. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Freshman  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,392 (USA) (26 April 2002)

Gross:

$1,392 (USA) (26 April 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2002 release)

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the football scenes were reused by Preston Sturges in his 1947 film The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947). See more »

Goofs

The glass partition between Harold and the driver disappears and reappears. See more »

Quotes

The Freshman: I'm just a regular fellow - step right up and call me 'Speedy'
See more »

Connections

Edited into The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Collegiate
(1925)
Written by Nat Bonx and Moe Jaffe
Used in the 2002 release by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is still Lloyd's "Greatest" film among many treasures!
3 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This Is Harold's Lloyd's finest film and my personal favorite among his works. The World Television Premier of the full length newly restored version will air on TCM the first week in April. I can hardly wait! I've been a rabid and dedicated fan for well over half my life since I first saw this picture in a somewhat abridged format on 16mm at a local festival way back in 1979! By the way I am 35 years old and I've been waiting for and trying to locate a complete version for more than 20 years!

The strikingly beautiful Jobyna Ralston is wonderful in her role as Peggy "The Hat Check Girl" Harold's love interest and the hilarious "Fall Frolic" and "Day of The Big Game" sequences are among the grandest and most unforgettable moments in all of silent comedy! Lloyd always gave the credit to his Co-Directors but their can be no doubt who was always in command Harold was every bit the perfectionist that Chaplin was! He supervised and controlled each and every nuance of production!

I must make note of the fact that this film has been blatantly ripped off over the years By numerous film makers when you see It you will know some of those films and the reason why! Harold Lloyd possessed a very special film making "Genius" which is impossible not to recognize 8 decades later!


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where is The Freshman? lasciviouslute
remake? wencer
Rose Bowl? dhermann1-1
on now! mcflygirl1977
Discuss The Freshman (1925) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?