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Maybe It's Love (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 4 October 1930 (USA)
A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them... See full summary »

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Nan
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Yates
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Tommy
Laura Lee ...
Betty
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College Professor
George Bickel ...
Trustee
Russell Saunders ...
Russ Saunders of Southern California (as Russ Saunders)
Tim Moynihan ...
Tim Moynihan of Notre Dame
Bill Banker ...
Bill Banker of Tulane University
Howard Harpster ...
Howard Harpster of Carnegie Tech
Ray Montgomery ...
Ray Montgomery of Univ. of Pittsburgh
Otto Pommerening ...
Otto Pommerening of Michigan
Red Sleight ...
Red Sleight of Purdue
Kenneth Haycraft ...
Kenneth Haycraft of Minnesota
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A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them over to her college. But the players get angry and threaten to walk out when they find out that they have been fooled, and they get even madder when they discover that she has actually fallen in love with one of their own teammates (James Hall). Written by Beeb E. Rebozo

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Eleven Men and a Girl  »

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The play, "The College Widow," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 20 September 1904 and closed in May 1905 after 278 performances. See more »

Quotes

Nan: It's alcohol! That's gotten you kicked out of a dozen colleges.
Tommy: It's got a kick, all right.
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Crazy Credits

Joe E. Brown's character is called "Yates" in the credits, but is always referred to as Speed Hanson in the dialogue. Similarly, Sumner Getchell is billed as "Whiskers" but is called only Ned, and George Irving is credited as "College Professor," but is actually President Sheffield of the college. See more »

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Version of The College Widow (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep It Up for Upton
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler and George W. Meyer
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
School song sung by the students twice
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Mildly Amusing
3 August 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

A prestige college uses a co-ed's wiles to entice top football players to enroll so that the college can finally beat its long-time rival.

I suspect the main interest now in this slender concoction are the 1920's college All-Americans. Note that all are white, and one even plays sans helmet, the better to show off his mop of blond hair, I guess. Comedic moments are supplied by irrepressible Joe E. Brown, whose gaping mouth may scare little kids, but with enough nimble moves to match an acrobat. Then there's budding star Joan Bennett showing it all beneath a wet dress-- move over, Playboy. No wonder Edward G. Robinson chased her happily to his near doom in Woman In The Window (1944). Too bad about leading man James Hall. He's not much of an actor and apparently drank himself to death at only age 40 (IMDB). Not much to recommend with this antique, except for Brown and Bennett clearly on their way up the Hollywood ladder.


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