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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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Martha Raye ...
Mabel Grady
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Bud Brady
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Hubert Dash
Florence George ...
Ginna Ashburn
Ben Blue ...
Ben Volt
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Betty
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Martin Bates
Cecil Cunningham ...
Dean Sleet
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Radio Announcer
Skinnay Ennis ...
Skinnay - Orchestra Leader
The Slate Brothers ...
Waiters
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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Referenced in The Day of the Locust (1975) See more »

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What A Rumba Does To Romance
Words by Frank Loesser
Music by Manning Sherwin
Copyright 1938 by Famous Music Corporation
Performed by Martha Raye with Ben Blue
Also danced by Betty Grable and Jackie Coogan, George Burns and Gracie Allen,
The Slate Brothers, and unidentified extras
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College Swing is quite a nice mix of comedy and music but don't get too hung up on plot, that's all I'll say!
4 February 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is a hodgepodge of various skits and songs haphazardly put together by a wisp of a plot of Gracie Allen inheriting a college by getting all her answers right after 200 years of her descendants doing the opposite. Ms. Allen does appear with husband and performing partner George Burns here but not all the way through as she also does scenes with Edward Everett Horton and Bob Hope, whose second feature this was for him. There's also Martha Raye and Ben Blue for additional comedy relief. Romantic leads are John Payne and Florence George though there's very little of that. Oh, and Betty Grable and then-husband Jackie Coogan also cut the rug quite nicely. In summary, this was quite entertaining and if you don't really care about the "plot", College Swing should go down real easy for you.


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