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Spring Madness (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  11 November 1938 (USA)
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A young college man and his best friend both vie for the affections of the same woman while on their Spring Break vacation.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Alexandra Benson
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Sam Thatcher
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Kate McKim
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The Lippencott
Ann Morriss ...
Frances
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Sally
Julie Bishop ...
Mady Platt (as Jacqueline Wells)
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Hat
Truman Bradley ...
Walter Beckett
Marjorie Gateson ...
Miss Ritchie
Renie Riano ...
Mildred (as Renee Riano)
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Buck
Dick Baldwin ...
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A young college man and his best friend both vie for the affections of the same woman while on their Spring Break vacation. Written by Stacia Kissick <srm12@ksu.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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11 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cinq jeunes filles endiablées  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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No information about the play by Eloise Barrangon and Eleanor Golden has been found. See more »

Quotes

Alexandra 'Alex' Benson: I'm sure you're trying to protect us from ourselves.
Sam 'Sammy' Thatcher: Yes... yes, I am.
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Soundtracks

Merrily We Roll Along
(1853) (uncredited)
Written by E.P. Christie and Ferd V.D. Garretson
In the score during the opening credits
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College Girl Faces Big Problem - How, Oh How, to Get Her Fellow to the Spring Dance
9 March 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Very silly story about serious Harvard man, Sam (Lew Ayres), all set to go on a two year trip to Russia to study the economy and write a book on the youth movement. One problem though - his girlfriend Alex (Maureen O'Sullivan), student at a nearby girl's college, doesn't know he is going. Alex and her slang-talking gal pals at college seem to care about one thing and one thing only - the spring dance. Alex is determined to get her man to that dance, but he actually has plans, along with his chum "The Lippencott" (well played by Burgess Meredith), to leave college before graduation and get on that ship to Russia - and he'll be leaving just *before* the dance. Dear oh dear.

The plot of this film really just had nothing to hold my interest and most of the actors seem a bit long in the tooth to be realistic as college students. The only thing that saves this movie at all is some of the acting, especially by some of the character actors, which is pretty well-done. I like Joyce Compton as Sally, man crazy blonde who only comes to college for the weekend dances, and Sterling Holloway as a Yale man, who seems to mainly hang about in the girl's college dorm lobby. And, well, Lew Ayres does look kind of cute in his polka dot pajamas in one scene. All in all, though, this movie is really just plain dumb.


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