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We Went to College (1936)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  19 June 1936 (USA)
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Phil is high strung and needs a rest so Nina talks him into going to the Sutter College homecoming. He takes his wife and Glenn, who was another classmate, to have some fun and get a brick ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Charles Butterworth ...
Glenn Harvey
Phil Talbot
Professor Standish
Una Merkel ...
Susan Standish
Edith Atwater ...
Walter Catlett ...
Senator Budger
Charles Trowbridge ...
President Tomlin
Tom Ricketts ...


Phil is high strung and needs a rest so Nina talks him into going to the Sutter College homecoming. He takes his wife and Glenn, who was another classmate, to have some fun and get a brick contract. Old dependable Ellery is running the activities and he has not seen Phil since his college days. Phil is more interested in the brick deal, but he lets loose and has some fun, only to discover that Ellery's wife Susan is still in love with him and wants to be Mrs. Talbot. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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19 June 1936 (USA)  »

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The Old School Tie  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Charles King in the role of "Cookie", Nora Cecil and Lillian Harmer are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. Others listed in contemporary news items as being in the cast, but who were not seen, were Pat West, E. Alyn Warren, Arthur Aylesworth and Edgar Kennedy. See more »


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Played offscreen by a band and sung by Hugh Herbert, Walter Abel and Charles Butterworth
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We Didn't Go to this movie
12 December 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This mild little comedy of how Walter Abel goes to his college homecoming in order to secure a contract for his company might have made a nifty little movie a few years earlier, especially as Una Merkel appears in it and few were better in sexy pre-code comedies than she. But, alas, the enforcement of the Code was embraced enthusiastically by Metro, and this comes through as contrived and a little desperate.

Some amusement is added by a trio of good lead comics doing their shticks: Charles Butterworth does his blank-faced moron and has the most amusing lines; Hugh Herbert plays his amiable ditherer to usual good effect; and most of Walter Catlett's role seems to have wound up on the cutting room floor. Joseph Santley's direction is, as always, competent but unable to produce anything surprising and the other behind-the-camera talent is from Metro's B company. Not really worth your time.

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