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Writers:
Carl Harbaugh (story) and
Bryan Foy (story)
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Release Date:
November 1927 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You'll graduate with a perpetual smile!
Plot:
To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Has Some Enjoyable Sequences & Good Gags See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anne Cornwall ... The Girl
Flora Bramley ... Her Friend
Harold Goodwin ... A Rival
Snitz Edwards ... The Dean
Carl Harbaugh ... Crew Coach
Sam Crawford ... Baseball Coach
Florence Turner ... A Mother

Buster Keaton ... A Son
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Barnes ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Robert Boling ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Charles Borah ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Leighton Dye ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Paul Goldsmith ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Kenneth Grumbles ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Coxswain (uncredited)
Bud Houser ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Morton Kaer ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
Eric Mack ... USC Athlete (uncredited)
James T. Mack ... High School Principal (uncredited)
Buddy Mason ... Jeff's Friend (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Cook (uncredited)
U.S.C. Baseball Team ... Themselves (uncredited)
Grant Withers ... Jeff's Friend (uncredited)
Shorty Worden ... USC Athlete (uncredited)

Directed by
James W. Horne 
Buster Keaton (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Carl Harbaugh (story) and
Bryan Foy (story)

Produced by
Joseph M. Schenck .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Bert Haines (photographed by)
Devereaux Jennings (photographed by) (as Dev Jennings)
 
Film Editing by
Sherman Kell (film editor) (as Sherm Kell)
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Ribière .... digital artist: digital restoration and color correction (restored version) (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lee Barnes .... stunt double: Buster Keaton (uncredited)
Lee Barnes .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Lewis .... lighting effects
 
Music Department
John Muri .... musical setting: 1992 version
 
Other crew
Harry Brand .... supervised by
Fred Gabourie .... technical director
Joseph M. Schenck .... presenter
Lee Barnes .... pole vault double: Keaton (uncredited)
 
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USA:66 min
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Trivia:
The boat for which Buster Keaton is coxswain is called Damfino, the same name as the eponymous boat in his short movie The Boat (1921).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Un Chien Andalou (1929)See more »
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The EntertainerSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Has Some Enjoyable Sequences & Good Gags, 22 August 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

While not one of Buster Keaton's very best films, this one has some enjoyable sequences and some good comedy material.

The plot is fairly simple, with Buster as a bookish college student who feels that he must succeed at athletics in order to win the girl he wants. It doesn't have the brilliant creativity of Keaton at his best, but on the other hand it does have some very funny moments.

Some of the best parts are the misadventures of Buster's character as he tries his hand at various sports. Even in portraying a character who is athletically inept, Buster demonstrates his own great ability at physical comedy. There are some fine gags in these scenes, and there is some good subtle material in the other parts of the movie.

For those who are not familiar with Keaton, there are several better examples of what he could do. But if you enjoy his brand of humor, you'll certainly want to see "College" too. It's more low-key than usual, but it has plenty of good material that makes it worth watching.

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