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Writers:
Carl Harbaugh (story) and
Bryan Foy (story)
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Release Date:
November 1927 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
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User Reviews:
Lots of fun and lots of boredom come out a balanced lot. See more (33 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:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Silent Echoes: College (2013) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Lots of fun and lots of boredom come out a balanced lot., 20 April 2005
Author: (aandersen@landmark.edu) from Putney, VT

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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