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Hold That Co-ed (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  16 September 1938 (USA)
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While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Governor
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Rusty
Marjorie Weaver ...
Marjorie
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Lizzie Olsen
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George Barbier ...
Breckenridge
Ruth Terry ...
Edie
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Dean Fletcher
Johnny Downs ...
Dink
Paul Hurst ...
Slapsy
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Mike (as Guinn Williams)
Brewster Twins ...
Themselves
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Sylvester (as Bill Benedict)
Frank Sully ...
Steve
Charles C. Wilson ...
Coach Burke (as Charles Wilson)
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While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.

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16 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agarre Esta Normalista  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Several people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Russell Hicks (President), Ruth Warren (Mother), Forbes Murray (Otis), Harry Hayden (Spokesman) and Clem Bevans (Judkins). A modern source states that John Barrymore's wife, Elaine Barrie was to be in the film, but her scenes were cut. See more »

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Donald Meek is credited onscreen as "Dean Fletcher," but he is called Dean Thatcher throughout the film. See more »

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Harrigan
(1907) (uncredited)
Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by students and reprised by them three times
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Football - heaven or hell?
28 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wonder what people thought of this film when it came out? It was created during the Great Depression. Warning. If you don't like the Barrymore clan, move on. I do like them because they are always good for a chuckle even if they don't say a word.

One thing that disturbs me is the modern penchant for making everything that can possibly go wrong, go wrong in modern movies. This film was probably at the start of that with their wind storm. But other than that minor irritation, it is a film that I enjoyed.

It starts with Rusty the coach going to the wrong school. He wasn't happy with the team's performance but had a bigger shock in store. He was at the wrong school! So down the road he goes to State school. They have only one football, no uniforms, and in general it is crazy. It turns out that the current governor, played by John Barrymore is what is killing the program. But he isn't just killing the football program. He is also squeezing the life-blood out of State University itself. It was meant to be a parody of Huey Long but that is an awfully long stretch.

What it really is, is a vehicle for John Barrymore to strut his stuff. He does it in style. For me it is a nice film from a long ago forgotten era. I just wonder if the people back then in very hard times enjoyed it as much as I did right now. For me it was a pleasant film to enjoy during hard times of my own.

I wonder if football running backs ever can figure out how to hold a football?


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