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Local Boy Makes Good (1931)

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John is a timid student who works at the University Book Store. He is studying to be a botanist and has a secret crush on the lovely Julia. One day, one of his letters gets accidentally ... See full summary »

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John is a timid student who works at the University Book Store. He is studying to be a botanist and has a secret crush on the lovely Julia. One day, one of his letters gets accidentally mailed and Julia receives it. When the letter says that he is a fraternity man and a big track star, Julia rushes right over to see him. But John is neither and Spike, Julia's boyfriend, is a track star at a nearby College. John does not want to enter the track meet so Julia tries to use psychology on him. That and a good wrestling hold makes John timidly agree to enter the race, but Spike still scares him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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27 November 1931 (USA)  »

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Sede de Escândalo  »

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Vitaphone production reels #5018-5024 and #4897 (trailer). See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Blake: I think Julia's awfully interested in you.
John Augustus Miller: She's gonna turn my libido outward.
Marjorie Blake: What for?
John Augustus Miller: Just so she can look at it, I guess.
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Version of L'athlète incomplet (1932) See more »

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In the Good Old Summertime
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by George Evans
Hummed by Joe E. Brown
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Not one of the best of the biggest comic of the early thirties best
26 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Joe E. Brown was the biggest comic of the late twenties/thirties with Harold Lloyd on the wane and Chaplin in semi-retirement. This is far from one of his best, though it has a Lloyd's "Freshman" feel to it. It has a shy boy/geek tells girl back home, he's a jock. Girl is coming over and he has to prove he's a jock. I remember a few laughs, cheap laughs that is, of the Adam Sandler variety. The trademark yodel/yelp of the star which he did in all his movies is fun when it's done. It has the lack of movement of early talkies and surprisingly, very perfunctory direction by Mervyn Leroy. All in all, 6/10. But I think kids will love it.


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