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So This Is College (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 8 November 1929 (USA)
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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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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8 November 1929 (USA)  »

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College Days  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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This film's initial telecast took place in Minneapolis Sunday 21 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); elsewhere, its age and lack of sponsor interest in collegiate life of the older generation three decades past aroused little interest, and it was infrequently taken off the shelf, and then only in the less predominant markets. It first aired in Norfolk VA 14 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 7 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Phoenix 20 July 1958 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Portland OR 26 September 1958 on KGW (Channel 8), in Spokane 6 October 1958 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Miami 16 November 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Akron 9 December 1958 on WAKR (Channel 49), in Kalamazoo 18 July 1959 on WKZO (Channel 3), in Greenville SC 17 August 1959 on WFBC (Channel 4), and in Louisville KY 24 August 1960 on WHAS (Channel 11). It now resides in the Turner Classic Movies film library and gets an occasional airing on cable TV on TCM, much to the delight of today's vintage film enthusiasts, who relish the opportunity to journey back to the talking, singing, dancing 1920s in their time machines. See more »


Eddie: You know, Babs, every time I look at Biff I can figure out why girls walk home.
[Babs laughs]
Biff: And you're the reason they run home!
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How Dry I Am
Music by Arthur Fields
Lyrics by Fred Hall
Sung by three students at the start
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An Historical Artifact from MGM
12 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film is one of a genre very popular in late-20's and early 30's;in which college boys agonize over "loving" the same girl. Usually a girl they've just met. Our movie explores this issue in a rather uninspired manner . A dedicated "cinemaphile" has to endure lots of abject silliness in order to stay with it. Of main interest is that Robert Montgomery makes his initial "talkie" appearance here;and later-to-be successful playwright Elliot Nugent is also on display as actor only. And for just a few moments toward the end of the film one can view a very charismatic Joel Mccrea in the stands of the football stadium with the lead actress.He even has a few lines to say.Incidentally, following the storyline is a tad difficult. Continuity is apparently of little importance to the film makers, thus scenes and characters pop up seemingly out of nowhere. The actors constantly say and do the same things over and over in different ways scene after scene. And it would be absolutely fascinating to know how the lead female was selected .The poor actress is given the thankless role of 'femme fatale ' despite the physical appearance of a chubby 15 year old. From an historical viewpoint if you care about movies you almost have to watch it, but be prepared for a "bumpy night"

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