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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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Cast

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Professor Frederick Danvers
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Barney Shirrel
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Mondrake
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Barbara Shirrel
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George Burns
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Gracie Allen
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Amber Davis
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Tex Roust (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Ginger
Jimmy Conlin ...
Dr. Mandel
James Donlan ...
Marcus Lafflin
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Cromwell Dexter
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Whistler (as Eddie Nugent)
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College President
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Timid Freshman with Laundry
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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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1.37 : 1
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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. It was released on DVD 10 November 2010 as one of six titles in the Bing Crosby Collection, part of the Universal Backlot Series, again 11 November 2014 as one of 24 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Silver Screen Collection, and again, as a single, 21 June 2016 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »


Soundtracks

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 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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