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Spring Madness (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 11 November 1938 (USA)
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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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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11 November 1938 (USA)  »

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Cinq jeunes filles endiablées  »

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Louis Jean Heydt as Paul Phillips and Irving Bacon as Assistant Passenger Agent are in studio records for their roles in this movie, but were not in the final release print. See more »

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Mildred the Maid: Miss Benson... it's HIM.
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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
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Lyrics by Thomas Moore (1808)
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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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