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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 »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
A Cinematic Touchdown For Mr. Lloyd See more (26 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)

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:
Debut of Grady Sutton.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Right after the coach states that he's going to teach his team to tackle if it takes all night, Speedy is shown being tackled with his shadow stretching out behind him. When he stands up in the next shot, he is lit from behind, with his shadow in front of him.See more »
Quotes:
The Freshman:I'm just a regular fellow - step right up and call me 'Speedy'See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus (2014) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
CollegiateSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Cinematic Touchdown For Mr. Lloyd, 5 August 2003
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

THE FRESHMAN, new to Tate University, is desperate to join the football team and gain instant popularity with the other students.

Silent film legend Harold Lloyd had a tremendous box-office hit with this exceptionally funny film. His character, the all-American fellow, eager to please and fiercely determined to succeed, but hampered by a broad streak of naiveté, is instantly compelling and grabs the audience's sympathy from the start. His physical comedy set-pieces - acting as the replacement tackling dummy for the football squad, hosting a lavish banquet with his fancy clothes literally falling apart - are merely the preludes to the wonderful gridiron game which climaxes the action. Through it all Harold, peering perplexedly at life through his trademark horn rimmed glasses, never wearies the viewers or wears out his welcome with the audience.

The rest of the cast help move the story along and provide able support to the star. Pretty Jobyna Ralston plays the landlady's daughter who encourages Harold when he needs it most. Brooks Benedict is appropriately caddish as the college bully. Pat Harmon gnashes his teeth with gusto as the intimidating football coach & diminutive Joseph Harrington brings big laughs to his role as a harried tailor given to dizzy spells at the worst possible times.

Composer Robert Israel has created an excellent orchestral score which perfectly complements Lloyd's antics on the screen.

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