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So This Is College (1929)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  8 November 1929 (USA)
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Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Elliott Nugent ...
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Biff
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Windy
Sally Starr ...
Babs
Phyllis Crane ...
Betty
Dorothy Dehn ...
Jane
Max Davidson ...
Moe
Ann Brody ...
Momma
Oscar Rudolph ...
Freshie
Gene Stone ...
Stupid
Polly Moran ...
Polly
Lee Shumway ...
Coach
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Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. Biff considers Babs his girl, and she does like him more than Eddie, but Eddie is persistent. Everywhere they go, Eddie and Biff are competing for Babs. When Eddie stops trying, Babs decides that she wants him and this causes the friendship of Eddie and Biff to end. This rivalry even affects their ability to play football together. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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THE ALL-TALKING COLLEGIATE LAUGH RIOT! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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8 November 1929 (USA)  »

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College Days  »

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Features footage of a real USC-Stanford game filmed in 1928. See more »

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Ring Around the Rosie
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Creaky early college comedy is routine stuff all the way...
9 January 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Never has college been presented on screen with so many over-age players posing as college kids. How can we explain CLIFF EDWARDS (who was 35), ELLIOT NUGENT (34) and youngster ROBERT MONTGOMERY (25), all playing college seniors in a flimsy vehicle about friendships spoiled when a pretty girl causes the break-up of male roommates. It's the sort of routine college comedy done many times before without any new twists.

It's fun seeing ROBERT MONTGOMERY looking so youthful, but he's the only one who convincingly portrays a college guy. Nugent plays the kind of football hero he satirized when he co-wrote "The Male Animal" with James Thurber, a spoof on college life and brawn over brains.

Nugent at least looks a bit more believable as a football player than the slim Montgomery, but he's just satisfactory in a role that requires him to be earnestly in love with the girl his roommate has also taken a fancy to. Nugent's talent as an actor is about on a level with the bumbling but earnest Sonny Tufts (at a later era), and he wisely turned his talents toward directing by the late '30s.

It's primitive fluff, watchable if you're curious about how college life was depicted by Hollywood in the late '20s--but quite forgettable as a piece of light entertainment.


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