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Maybe It's Love (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  4 October 1930 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nan
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Yates
James Hall ...
Tommy
Laura Lee ...
Betty
Sumner Getchell ...
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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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Storyline

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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4 October 1930 (USA)  »

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Eleven Men and a Girl  »

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Also called Eleven Men and a Girl 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 (1927) See more »

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Maybe It's Love
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler and George W. Meyer
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Joan Bennett and then by James Hall
Also played on a record
Also sung by the team
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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Maybe It's Love (1930)

** (out of 4)

Joan Bennett plays a woman who's father is president at a local university and about to be fired unless the football team can bring a trophy home. With nothing to lose, the girl goes out and tries to get the best team possible. This comedy is best remembered for featuring eleven of the 1928 and 1929 All-American football players but they add very little laughs in this dry comedy. Joe E. Brown plays a supporting part and gets the best laughs during one scene where he mistakes a bear for a cow. Bennett isn't very strong in the film and the movie suffers from her non-comic performance, which all leads to a predictable ending.


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