A women's track team is preparing for a big meet against a rival college, but the coach is having trouble getting her team ready. Norma, the team's star, is more interested in slipping out ... See full summary »
A women's track team is preparing for a big meet against a rival college, but the coach is having trouble getting her team ready. Norma, the team's star, is more interested in slipping out to meet her boyfriend than she is with getting ready for the meet, so Norma and the coach engage in a clash of wills. Written by
Decent Mack Sennett produced short has Carole Lombard playing a great track runner but she just can't keep her mind on the sport. A tough but dingy coach (Daphne Pollard) and the Dean (Lionel Belmore) try to keep her focused but without much success. RUN, GIRL, RUN isn't the greatest comedy you're ever going to see but there are enough laughs to make it worth watching plus you've got a 20-year-old Lombard years before she'd become famous. I think it's Lombard fans who are going to enjoy this the most. Fans of hers will know that she appeared in several Sennett shorts but this one here allows her to be the main attraction. For the most part I thought she was good in the role even though she basically just had to look pretty and flirt with boys. Pollard was also quite good in the film as she got most of the comedy bits with the coach who is obviously really dumb. The majority of the laughs are some rather mean-spirited ones against an overweight girl on the track team. Obviously there are a lot of fat jokes, which was pretty normal during this era. Those looking for a laugh-a-minute type of film will want to stick to Chaplin or Keaton. This here is certainly far from perfect but it gives us a chance to see the legend Lombard.
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