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Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" which would have led to further discipline but for the intervention of his hero-worshipping roommate "Tex." He resigns anyway, but just before the big game returns to lead his team and reunite with Betty Channing, the hotel owner's daughter. Written by
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His idea of Field Manuevers weren't military -- he thought they meant a petting party! While the other "kaydets" studied War, he studied Love. You'll certainly enjoy this rollicking story of romantic West Point, naturally filmed at the U.S. Military Academy!
According to historian Anthony Slide, William Bakewell's mother accompanied him to the location in New York. This was paid for by the studio at the behest of Bakewell's agent, who had heard that the star of the film, William Haines, was gay. The fear was that Haines would corrupt Bakewell if the latter's parent was on the set. Incidentally, Mrs. Bakewell had to be told what a homosexual was by her son's agent. See more »
William Haines plays a wealthy young man named Brice Wayne. No, this isn't an early Batman movie. That's Bruce Wayne. This is Brice and he's a class clown type, always making bad jokes and pissing people off. To make matters worse, he's stupendously arrogant and thinks he is God's gift to football and pretty much everything else. So obviously this will lead to him learning some humility, saving the day, and getting the girl (Joan Crawford). Despite the predictable clichéd plot, it's hard to dislike. Crawford is fine but does little to impress. Haines is a mixed bag but enjoyable to watch. At times his he is brash and irritating. At other times I couldn't help but smile at his antics. He had a great screen presence and made a thoroughly unlikeable character work.
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