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Barbara Pell
Helen Kane ...
Helen Fry
Stanley Smith ...
Biff Bentley
Jack Oakie ...
Tap-Tap Thoompson
William Austin ...
Prof. Willow
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Axel Bronstrup
Wallace MacDonald ...
Bill Barington
Charles Sellon ...
Dr. Oglethorpe
Aileen Manning ...
Miss Twill
Joseph Depew ...
Freddie Fry
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campus | remake

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Musical | Romance

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2 November 1929 (USA)  »

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Queridinha  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. See more »

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Remade as Collegiate (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Bear Down, Pelham
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting (as Richard Whiting)
Lyrics by George Marion Jr.
Performed by football players
Also performed twice by the students, and once by The King's Men
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Alma Mammy
3 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute early musical starring Nancy Carroll as a chorus girl who inherits a men's college where her ex-boyfriend (Stanley Smith) is a star football player. She tries to sabotage his career until she gets school spirit. An original musical for the screen, SWEETIE boasts a good cast and some solid tunes.

Helen Kane co-stars as the troublemaking Helen who boop-a-doops through "He's So Unusual" and does a mean "Pep Step" with Jack Oakie, a brash hoofer who follows Carroll to college and enrolls. William Austin is the silly college dean, and Stu Erwin is a dumb-blond football player who is usually the target of Kane's pop gun.

Carroll and Smith sing a few songs, but it's Oakie's "Alma Mammy" that flows through the film as a theme song after Oakie is told that alma mater is Latin for dear mother, which he converts into a Jolson-like MAMMY song.

Nancy Carroll was Paramount's top musical star in early talkies, and she's stunning, but this film belongs to Helen Kane and Jack Oakie.


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