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We Went to College (1936)

Passed | | Comedy | 19 June 1936 (USA)
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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Glenn Harvey
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Phil Talbot
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Professor Standish
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Susan Standish
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Nina
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Senator Budger
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President Tomlin
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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 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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 2 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it was first shown in Philadelphia 7 October 1959 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New York City 13 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 24 August 1963 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Glenn Harvey's injuries to his face from getting hit at the football game disappear and reappear throughout the movie. See more »

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Sweet Genevieve
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Tucker
Lyrics by George Cooper
Sung by a campfire group
Also sung a cappella by Walter Abel
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Pretty grim
27 December 2007 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Sociologically this movie is interesting: At the time it came out, college was less common for people than it's now become. Though the characters are ostensibly engaged in their alumni homecoming event, it's a silly event. Maybe college was like that in the thirties but it sure wasn't when I went in the seventies.

The cast boasts some big names. They're mostly second- or third-leads -- father or uncle types. They do OK, though Walter Abel, as one of the two central characters, seems annoyed throughout. More annoyed, I'd say, than his character is meant to be.

In its favor, it has a chamber music performance. It has Shakespeare, too. I couldn't quite make this out but I think a scene for Othello had the Moor played in black-face: Not just darkened skin but real minstrel show regalia. If so, that is unfortunate and if I am mistaken, my apologies to all.

Either way, from it's dopey opening credits, I can't think of any real reason to see this.


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