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Varsity Show (1937)

Approved  |   |  Musical  |  4 September 1937 (USA)
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Winfield College students who are trying to put together the annual varsity show come into conflict with their faculty adviser, a stodgy old professor whose ideas are hopelessly out of date... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charles 'Chuck' Daly
Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians ...
Themselves
Ted Healy ...
William Williams
Rosemary Lane ...
Barbara 'Babs' Steward
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Betty Bradley
Walter Catlett ...
Professor Sylvester Biddle
Johnnie Davis ...
Buzz Bolton (as Johnny Davis)
Ford Washington Lee ...
Buck (as Buck)
John William Sublett ...
Bubbles (as Bubbles)
Fred Waring ...
Ernie Mason
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Trout
Mabel Todd ...
Cuddles
Scotty Bates ...
Scotty
George MacFarland ...
Hap
Poley McClintock ...
Poley
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Winfield College students who are trying to put together the annual varsity show come into conflict with their faculty adviser, a stodgy old professor whose ideas are hopelessly out of date, and who won't even let the new "swing" music be played in the show. They decide to get ahold of a former student who is now a big Broadway star and have him direct their show. What they don't know is that this "star's" last three shows were big flops. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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4 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Priscilla Lane. See more »

Goofs

When the college kids arrive in New York to put on there show there are about 60 of them and they have only a few props. When they put on their show they have massive, elaborate sets and props, more than 200 actors and the stage is much larger than the whole theater. See more »

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Referenced in Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight on the Campus
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Written for the movie but not in the Turner library print
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Two Lane sisters debut in this collegiate musical romp
31 August 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Mindless fluff, but a lot of fun all the way through. Busby Berkeley sure knew a thing or two about troop formations. This 1930s Warner Bros. musical/comedy features a fresh cast, including Priscilla Lane, Sterling Holloway, Johnnie "Scat" Davis, Mabel Todd, and Rosemary Lane as college kids. Dick Powell is an alumnus enlisted to help stage the school show, with Ted Healy along for the ride. Lots of 1930s-era college silliness, with freshman caps, fraternity pins, sorority houses, school pride and all that. Berkeley choreographs the rah-rah finale, while the "plot" is never entirely resolved. Priscilla Lane is very cute as an enthusiastic coed and older sister Rosemary Lane is very pretty as the romantic lead.


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