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A Yank at Oxford (1938)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  18 February 1938 (USA)
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Lee Sheridan, a young American comes to study at Oxford University, but is instantly disliked by the other students, because of his brash and big-headed attitude. After several scrapes with... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lee Sheridan
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Dan Sheridan
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Molly Beaumont
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Elsa Craddock
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Dean of Cardinal
Griffith Jones ...
Paul Beaumont
C.V. France ...
Dean Snodgrass
Edward Rigby ...
Scatters
Morton Selten ...
Cecil Davidson, Esq.
Claude Gillingwater ...
Ben Dalton
Tully Marshall ...
Cephas
Walter Kingsford ...
Dean Williams
Robert Coote ...
Wavertree
Peter Croft ...
Ramsey
Noel Howlett ...
Tom Craddock
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Lee Sheridan, a young American comes to study at Oxford University, but is instantly disliked by the other students, because of his brash and big-headed attitude. After several scrapes with the college professors, and the wife of the local book seller, he becomes a hero when he joins the rowing club, and coxes the boat crew to beat Cambridge, in the annual boat race. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Here's The Yankee Clipper Himself ! A two-fisted terror from the States . . . who landed in England with a chip on his shoulder . . . but let a blue-eyed beauty walk off with his heart ! Bob Taylor's Biggest Picture Hit !

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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18 February 1938 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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In a scene shortly after arriving at Oxford, Sheridan meets with his assigned tutor, who asks him, "What are you reading?" by which he means what is your field of study. Sheridan, confused, replies, "Well, I am reading 'Gone With The Wind', but I am only halfway through it." Vivien Leigh, also in this movie, would of course portray Scarlett in Gone with the Wind (1939) which was released the year after this movie. Reportedly, it was known as early as 1937 from a David O. Selznick memo that Leigh had secured the role. See more »

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Referenced in McHale's Navy: The British Also Have Ensigns (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Academic Festival Overture in C, Opus 80
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Played as background for the first scene showing the college sign
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The Mocking of a Long Distance Runner
15 September 2010 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

In 1938, when the Great Depression had ended and a World War was about to begin, it was easy for elitist British college students to make fun of a transplanted American athlete. But the romantic counterpoint to the culture clash works very well thanks to the great chemistry between Robert Taylor and Maureen O'Sullivan.

A memorable quote from this enjoyable period piece needs to be acknowledged. In a morning after scene, Robert Taylor says to Maureen O'Sullivan: "Don't wipe the sleep from your eyes. It's a beautiful sleep." The scriptwriter responsible for that line was F. Scott Fitzgerald.


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