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Lee Katz (screenplay)
George Ade (based on a story by)
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Release Date:
17 September 1938 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Johnnie Davis ... Johnny Morton
Penny Singleton ... Marge Stanhope
Anthony Averill ... Larry Howard
Oscar O'Shea ... Horace Howard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sidney Bracey ... Officer on Ship (uncredited)

Dorothy Comingore ... Co-Ed (uncredited)
Alice Connors ... Co-Ed (uncredited)
Joe Cunningham ... Trustee (uncredited)
Sally Gage ... Co-Ed (uncredited)

Susan Hayward ... Co-Ed (uncredited)
Max Hoffman Jr. ... Coach (uncredited)
Jan Holm ... Co-Ed (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Trustee (uncredited)
Wright Kramer ... Dean Stanhope (uncredited)
Peggy Moran ... Co-Ed (uncredited)
Janet Shaw ... Stanhope's Secretary (uncredited)
Ferris Taylor ... Trustee (uncredited)
Rosella Towne ... Co-Ed (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Commentator (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Darford Alumnus at Basketball Game (uncredited)

Directed by
Noel M. Smith  (as Noel Smith)
Writing credits
Lee Katz (screenplay)

George Ade (based on a story by)

Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan 
Film Editing by
Everett Dodd 
Art Direction by
Charles Novi 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
Art Department
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Technicolor Specials (1938-1939 season) #1: Campus Cinderella" - USA (series title)
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USA:19 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Darford Victory MarchSee more »


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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A must for Penny Singleton fans....others can skip this one., 27 January 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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