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College (1927)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  November 1927 (USA)
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To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

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Ronald's high school valedictory address praises books and condemns sports. His girlfriend Mary condemns his attitude. He fears losing her to rival Jeff, decides to go to college and pay more attention to sports. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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You'll graduate with a perpetual smile!

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In an interview with author Kevin Brownlow, Buster Keaton said that he directed almost all of this film and that credited co-director James W. Horne did virtually none of it. Keaton said that his business manager talked him into using Horne, but that Horne proved "absolutely worthless to me... I don't know why we had him." See more »

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Referenced in Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

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Bust out the bucks and try to secure of this classic silent film, so much fun from so long ago!
25 May 2011 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Ronald, the Boy (Buster Keaton) has his eyes on one gal only at his high school graduation, Mary (Ann Cornwall). But, alas, she is the girlfriend of the best athlete in the school. Ronald, the top scholar, tries to put down sports in favor of academics, in his valedictorian speech. Wow, does he ruffle a few feathers, even though Mary may take some of his speech to heart. As this young woman and her present beau are going to a nearby college in California, Ronald convinces his mother that he can work his way through school and attend the same school. Once there, though, Ronald is put down for his job as a soda jerk and his lack of athletic prowess. In order to claim Mary's affections and silence the bullies, Ronnie launches a brave attempt to make any and every team available, from baseball to track-n-field. The results are what you might expect. Or are they? This silent classic is a keeper for the ages. Keaton is one truly funny and physical comedian. Just watch him try the discus, where the metal frisbie takes off the wig of a bigwig, or the high jump, where he lands "planted" in the ground and the giggles will flow like the Mississippi. Cornwall and the other cast members are wonderful as well. Then, too, the novelty of reading the screen for cues and listening to the expressive music of the times makes it a must-see. Its surprising, however, how little human nature changes over time, as much of the story will seem to hit home for every viewer. If you are at all interested in the silent movie era, this is a great place to start your journey into the beginnings of the cinematic age. Your appetite and appreciation for the times, and for Keaton, will grow by leaps and bounds.


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