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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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Complete credited cast:
Alexandra Benson
Sam Thatcher
Kate McKim
The Lippencott
Ann Morriss ...
Joyce Compton ...
Julie Bishop ...
Mady Platt (as Jacqueline Wells)
Truman Bradley ...
Walter Beckett
Marjorie Gateson ...
Miss Ritchie
Renie Riano ...
Mildred (as Renee Riano)
Dick Baldwin ...


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 <>

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Comedy | Romance


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11 November 1938 (USA)  »

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Spring Madness  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Philip Barry's play, "Spring Dance", opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 25 August 1936 and had 24 performances. The opening night cast included José Ferrer (The Lippencott), Tom Neal (Doc Boyd), Philip Ober (Walter Beckett) and Mary Wickes (Mildred). See more »


Kate 'Katie' McKim: Why, Mr. Thatcher, is that suspicion I see coming up in the dumbwaiter of your mind?
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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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This trifle is more entertaining than it has a right to be.
11 March 2004 | by (New York, N.Y.) – See all my reviews

A nonsensical 'B' movie that deals with a college romance, SPRING MADNESS is brighter and more entertaining than it has any right to be, and the reason is surely director S. Sylvan Simon. He seems to have been influenced by the buoyancy and overlapping wisecracks of STAGE DOOR the year before, and though the material and the actors here are not up to the level of that classic, this movie is great fun to watch.

Though all of the cast look too old to be college kids, they pitch in with high spirits and manage to make it seem like they had a ball making this. Maureen O'Sullivan looks more beautiful than in anything else I've ever seen her in (including her TARZAN pictures), Lew Ayers and Burgess Meredith are skillful if not especially interesting, and Ruth Hussey delivers her sardonic dialog with delicious dryness. No one in this ensemble cast lets the team down, they all deliver. You couldn't be blamed for passing this by, but if you have the chance you should check it out. It shows what energy and ingenuity can do to perk up a routine script.

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