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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Harold Lamb aka Speedy
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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
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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

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

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Release Date:

20 September 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az újonc  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

This movie was shot in sequence, which was rare for a Harold Lloyd movie. Lloyd usually thought up comic setpieces and based his stories around them. In this instance he felt it was a more character-driven story and he would have to get into the character by shooting it in order. See more »

Goofs

Peggy is shown in close-up doing a crossword puzzle with a pencil in her right hand. The more distant shot immediately following shows her holding the pencil in her left hand. See more »

Quotes

Intertitle: Tate University - A large football stadium, with a college attached.
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Connections

Featured in Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Freshie
(1925)
Written by Harold Berg and Jesse Greer
Used in the 2002 release by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc.
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This is still Lloyd's "Greatest" film among many treasures!
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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!


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