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College Humor (1933)

A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

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A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

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5 July 1933 (USA)  »

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Alegria de Estudantes  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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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 Universal ever since. See more »


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Down the Old Ox Road
Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung by Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Mary Kornman and chorus
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An unusual film as far as connection between title and content are concerned.
2 November 2000 | by (elgin, illinois) – See all my reviews

The film is called College Humor, but there are very few truly humorous incidents. Some of the situations are downright poignant, especially those involving the two older football stars. The Burns and Allen appearance, predictably, is probably the lightest moment in what resembles melodrama with music. The frequent repetition of two songs suggests that many components of the film were just thrown together. All this being said, I have come back to the film four or five times and am engaged by it. The Old Ox Road sequence is terrific. (Crosby once commented that it was his personal favorite among his recordings.) Perhaps what draws one in is the attractiveness of the performers. In a "college musical" can one expect much more?


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