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Student Tour (1934)

Passed  -  Musical  -  5 October 1934 (USA)
5.2
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A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean ... See full summary »

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(as Charles F. Reisner)

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(screen play), (screen play), 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Hank Merman - Trainer of the Crew
Charles Butterworth ...
Ethelred Lippincott - Professor of Philosophy
Maxine Doyle ...
Ann Lippincott - Ethelred's Niece
Phil Regan ...
Bobby Kane - Captain and Stroke of the Crew
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Mushy
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Singer
Florine McKinney ...
Lilith - the College Vamp
Monte Blue ...
Jeff Kane - Bobby's Brother and Coach of the Crew
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A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean liner. When the crew's coxswain develops laryngitis just before the big race, Ann substitutes for him at the last minute, and sets the pace with her singing. Written by David Bassler

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Musical

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Release Date:

5 October 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Folias de Estudante  »

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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

A New Moon Is Over My Shoulder
(1934)
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Copyright 1934 by Robbins Music Corp.
Sung by Phil Regan and Betty Grable
Sung also by Maxine Doyle
Reprised by Phil Regan
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What's so funny?
20 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film manages a difficult feat--making Charles Butterworth and Jimmy Durante unfunny. Two of the greatest comic supporting actors of the 30s are completely done in by their lines.

And the film casts two singers who can't act as the romantic leads, Maxine Doyle and Phil Regan.

Add to this the spectacle of a "Chinese sage" selling his daughter to an American for $50. 1930s films didn't have to be politically correct, but slavery had been abolished 70 years before. Is it funny when it applies to Orientals?

The film has another chance at humor when it discusses philosophy. When students don't know who Descartes was, the professor decides he'd better check to make sure he has the name right. This is supposed to be funny?

The Freed-Brown songs are nice. But it's off-putting to see Nelson Eddy (whose song goes on too long) with a moustache.


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