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Film star Ted Crosley, fed up with movie life, quits pictures to enroll in Midland College, much to the horror of his manager Sam Lewis and his stooge-friend Willie Gumbatz. Ted wishes to enroll in school under an assumed name but Sam, hoping to nip his school plans in the bud, tips off the press and school. En route, Ted has met and fallen in love with Jean Worthington, daughter of Dean Worthington who is counting on Ted's enrollment to save his job. Ted, as the hero of many college and football movies, is given a royal welcome when he arrives. In an effort to make the Midland football team a bigger draw and pay off the stadium debt, Ted is put on the varsity team, where, his exploits don't match those he had on screen, and he is actually a liability. He soon incurs the enmity of Biff Gordon, the school's football hero and Ted's rival for Jean. Biff sets Ted up with a fake fraternity initiation, wherein Ted passes on the tin fraternity ring, taken from a candy box, to Jean. ... Written by
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The print Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has been showing since 1994 is probably a print shown in the UK, since an opening frame states "Grand National Pictures Ltd. presents Start Cheering". That company is a UK company which probably handled the UK distribution. Although the IMDb credits are based on that print, it differs markedly from the American version as listed in the AFI Catalogue. See more »
This movie is a musical. If you don't like musicals move right along and watch something else.
There really isn't a plot to this movie at all. Well I guess there is but it is really just a vehicle for Durante and the Stooges to shine. They do but we don't get enough of the Stooges.
If you want to peer into what the old Burlesque theater scene was like this movie is it. It is really a sequence of Burlesque acts slapped into a film.
The only thing that was irritating for me about the movie was the stupidity (real, not contrived) of the leading man. As in Burlesque though, frequently the star is not the best act. So why do I rate it so high? I am tired of modern movies that do as many totally stupid things as possible. This movie is actually believable ... well sort of believable.
I really did love that clever reversal of Penn State made by Durante and the point right skit by the Stooges with an extra.
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