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 »
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
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(1925). Stage Play: The Poor Nut. Comedy. Written by J.C. Nugent and Elliott Nugent. Directed by Howard Lindsay. Henry Miller's Theatre: 27 Apr 1925- May 1925 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Beach Cooke (as "Hub" Smith"), Joseph Dailey (as "Colonel" Small"), Margaret Fitch (as "Peggy"), Percy Helton (as "Magpie" Welch"), Cornelius Keefe (as "Walle" Pierce"), Wright Kramer (as "Professor Deming"), Norma Lee (as "Margerie Blake"), Joseph Loudon (as "Wisconsin Official"), Jean Mann (as "Betty"), Grant Mills (as "Spike" Hoyt"), Joseph Mitchell (as "A Freshman"), Elliott Nugent (as "John Miller"), Thomas Shearer (as "Doc" Spurney"), Florence Shirley (as "Julia Winters"), John Webster (as "Coach Jackson"). Produced by Patterson McNutt. Note: Produced by First National Pictures [controlled by Warner Bros.] Pictures Inc.] as Local Boy Makes Good (1931). See more »
Despite the other reviewer's opinion, as far as pathos goes, this is easily one of Joe E. Brown's best films, and easily outshines "The Freshman" (which, imho, was one of Lloyd's poorest films).
We've all been in situations where we're afraid of something/someone, and have to meet it, face it, if we are to move ahead in Life. Brown is the Every Man in this film, and we can all identify with him. (Much moreso than Lloyd).
Dorothy Lee & Ruth Brown are (as they would say in the 30's)"easy on the eyes", as well (!) and it's interesting to hear Lee talk about "sex", "libido", etc back then.
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