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Writers:
Sam Taylor (story) &
Ted Wilde (story) ...
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Release Date:
20 September 1925 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Probably Harold Lloyd's best See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harold Lloyd ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leon Beaumon ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Roy Brooks ... Tall student (uncredited)
Rosalind Byrne ... Girl Caught in Suspenders at Dance (uncredited)
Pete the Dog ... Dog (uncredited)

Charles Farrell ... Student Bell Ringer at Frolic (uncredited)
Wallace Howe ... Gardener (uncredited)
Gus Leonard ... Waiter Who Takes Harold's Pants (uncredited)
Oscar Smith ... Dean's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Charles Stevenson ... Assistant Coach (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Student Who Goes to Dean (uncredited)
May Wallace ... Harold's Mother (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fred C. Newmeyer  (as Fred Newmeyer)
Sam Taylor 
 
Writing credits
Sam Taylor (story) &
Ted Wilde (story) &
John Grey (story) &
Tim Whelan (story)

Thomas J. Gray  titles (uncredited)
Harold Lloyd  uncredited

Produced by
Suzanne Lloyd Hayes .... executive producer (2002 release) (as Suzanne Lloyd)
Harold Lloyd .... producer
Jeffrey Vance .... producer (2002 release)
 
Original Music by
Don Hulette (1974 version)
Robert Israel (2002)
 
Cinematography by
Walter Lundin (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Liell K. Vedder 
 
Makeup Department
Wallace Howe .... makeup artist: Mr. Lloyd (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William R. Fraser .... general manager: The Harold Lloyd Corporation
John L. Murphy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry N. Kohler .... assistant photographer
 
Music Department
Robert Israel .... conductor (2002 release)
Robert Israel .... music arranger (2002 release)
Don Peake .... conductor: 1974 version
Don Peake .... orchestrator: 1974 version
 
Other crew
William MacDonald .... technical director (as William Macdonald)
Joe Reddy .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
76 min (2002 release)
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Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:o.Al. | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Some of the football scenes were reused by Preston Sturges in his 1947 film The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
The Freshman:I'm just a regular fellow - step right up and call me 'Speedy'See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
CollegiateSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Probably Harold Lloyd's best, 29 April 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I was fortunate enough to have seen this film in the theater many years ago and I can owe it to this film for sparking my life-long love of the old comedies. I only recently saw it again but this time on DVD and found the film to be even better than I remembered.

For those used to seeing slapstick shorts (including those of Lloyd), this film is quite different. Instead of the focus of this film being comedy, the humor seems incidental to the story and the character development. Because of this, the first 1/4 of the movie does not have tons of laughs--because it's building and developing the story and not trying to elicit cheap laughs. However, as you watch, the humor increases and because this came as the character developed, you really find yourself hooked into caring for Harold and you are emotionally in-tune with him. So, as the movie continues, you find your heart breaking for the guy (yes, Chaplin was not the only silent comedian to use pathos). And, when the end of the picture arrives, you feel his triumph. An exquisite and highly artistic treasure.

PS--I watched the DVD with the optional commentary from Leonard Maltin et al. This REALLY improved my understanding and appreciation for the film. I rarely ever use this option, but as I was re-watching the film and since it was a silent, this option is a major plus.

Interestingly enough, Buster Keaton came out with a similar movie just a few years later (COLLEGE). However, it isn't even close to being as good as THE FRESHMAN. I love Keaton, but not this film. If you must seem one silent college picture, see THE FRESHMAN--and maybe the Marx Brothers' HORSE FEATHERS for a much stupider but terribly funny sound take on college life.

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