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

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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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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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Football players from USC played members of the opposing and home football teams See more »

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Quotes

The Freshman: I'm just a regular fellow - step right up and call me 'Speedy'
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Referenced in Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Collegiate
(1925)
Written by Nat Bonx and Moe Jaffe
Used in the 2002 release by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc.
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A genuine classic... Rockne-esque comedy!
18 June 1999 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

"The Freshman" is a truly funny sports movie... And those are HARD to find! Harold is a nerdy freshman college student, who thinks that college life is JUST like it is in "the movies". He finds out differently once he arrives on campus and soon becomes the campus laughing-stock, so he tries to make the football team and prove everybody wrong.

His pathetic attempts to make the team, and the other goings-on make this fabulous "flicker" one that all film buffs should see!

If you've never seen a "silent", this is a great place to start, because it is easier than most for the neophyte to follow the story because, like most of Lloyd's films, the pacing and story-telling are more modern than most, and the humor seems easier to pick up than a lot of other silent movies.

If you ever get the chance to see this or any other silent movie shown PROPERLY (in an old-time movie palace with live musical accompaniment), DO IT! You will NOT regret the experience!


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