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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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Lots of fun and lots of boredom come out a balanced lot.
20 April 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

There are some wonderful gags in this film, but they are all in scenes extraneous to the main plot. These include: Buster's clothes slowly shrinking from being first in the rain, then next to a radiator; his disastrous attempts to be a soda jerk; his amazing acrobatics as a black-faced cook, his being tossed high on a blanket with an umbrella which keeps opening and turning his descent into slow motion; his turning himself into a human rudder during the climactic race.

The main part of the film where he almost endlessly tries every sort of athletics in the book, failing miserably at all of them, goes on way too long, is very repetitious and tedious. This long sequence could have been cut down without losing the message.

Note that for the second time in his films, the name on his boat is DAMFINO (first appearing in his short, THE BOAT). The last montage of Buster and girl emerging from a chapel, loaded with babies, in old age, and ending as two gravestones is totally unexpected and hilarious.

KINO's video print is excellent with only a few brief spots of nitrate deterioration. They use an organ score


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