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College Swing (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  29 April 1938 (USA)
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

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Mabel Grady
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Bud Brady
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Hubert Dash
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Ginna Ashburn
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Martin Bates
Cecil Cunningham ...
Dean Sleet
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Radio Announcer
Skinnay Ennis ...
Skinnay - Orchestra Leader
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Robert Mitchell ...
1738 Boys Choir (as Bob Mitchell and St. Brendan's Choristers)
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

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29 April 1938 (USA)  »

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Jazz Academia  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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In the "You're a Natural" number, as Gracie gets out of the car and continues to sing, two members of the crew can be glimpsed briefly in the reflection on the car door. See more »

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The Old School Bell
Sung by Robert Mitchell and St. Brendan's Choristers
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Gracie Allen & Martha Raye Steal the Show
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

College Swing is a minor musical comedy that stars Gracie Allen and George Burns in their followup to their underrated A Damsel in Distress with Fred Astaire. Screwy plot involves Gracie needing to pass a college exam and employing Bob Hope to help her. Martha Raye joins the faculty as professor of romance. The storyline makes no sense at all but with these 4 comedy giants, it's hard to resist. Throw into this zany pot Betty Grable, Edward Everett Horton, Ben Blue, Jackie Coogan (then married to Grable), John Payne, Robert Cummings, Richard Denny, Florence George, and the wonderful Cecil Cunningham and you have a spirited but aimless film. Raye displays her good singing voice and cracks up Hope in a few scenes. Burns comes off worst. Worth a look.


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