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Campus Cinderella (1938)

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This musical comedy has a popular basketball star playing for a different college than what his father wanted after he falls in love with a co-ed.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnnie Davis ...
Johnny Morton
Penny Singleton ...
Marge Stanhope
Anthony Averill ...
Larry Howard
Oscar O'Shea ...
Horace Howard
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Darford College is renowned for its academic record but not for its abysmal athletics program, as the college's President Stanhope refuses to lower the college's academic requirements just to pander to sports stars. He even refuses to pander to the Board of Trustees who give him an ultimatum of improving the sports programs or be fired. Wanting to help her father, Marge Stanhope, with a little help from her friend Johnny Morton, believes she, using her feminine wiles, can save her father's job by luring star basketball player Larry Howard to Darford. Beyond Larry wanting or not wanting to attend Darford, Marge faces other obstacles in achieving her goal including Larry not having the academic requirements to enter Darford, and Larry's father, philanthropist Horace Howard, who wants Larry given an "easy ride" academically or else play for Darford's rival, Lorimer College. Written by Huggo

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17 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Included in Turner Home Entertainment's 2-disc special edition DVD of Bringing Up Baby (1938), released 1 March 2005. See more »

Soundtracks

Darford Victory March
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits, at the bonfire rally and at the end
Played often in the score
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A must for Penny Singleton fans....others can skip this one.
27 January 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In keeping with the wonderful packaging Turner Entertainment has undertaken in recent years, with "Bringing Up Baby", they include lots of nice extras other DVDs neglect. For example, along with the feature, with the MGM and Warner Brothers feature films, they package a short as well as a cartoon--and occasionally another short or two. In this case, the feature also included the short and cartoon--as well as two great documentaries. Wow.

This short is filmed in a rather archaic form of Technicolor--looking a bit odd and emphasizing pastels. It's not bad looking--just unusual. The film stars a brunette Penny Singleton (who was famous for playing Blondie in a ton of films). Penny is conspiring with a friend to convince a promising athlete to come to her college. The star athlete comes there but doesn't tell his big-shot daddy. There's a lot of singing and 'the big game' but it mostly looks like they took a B-movie and scrunched it into a tiny time slot--and a little something felt like it was missing. Not bad--but not all that good either and probably only of interest to members of the Penny Singleton fan club.


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