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John Hartley ...
Greg Melton Jr.
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Sticky Boone
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Russ Simpson
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Coach Jordan (as Larry Crabbe)
Thurston Hall ...
Gregory Melton Sr.
Peter Lind Hayes ...
Freddie 'Ten-Percent' Fry (as Peter Hayes)
Dorothea Kent ...
Susie Quinn
Richard Denning ...
Hunk Jordan
Phil Warren ...
Buck Hogan (as Philip Warren)
Edward Arnold Jr. ...
Blimp Garrett (as Eddie Arbold Jr.)
Roy Gordon ...
Dean Wixby
Matty Kemp ...
Ed Riggs
William Tracy ...
Egghead Jackson
Joyce Mathews ...
Bunny Maxwell
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At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his girl Susie; he schemes to revive crew boat racing. Sinking boats, no money, and his own waistline stand in his way. Can they win the big race with State University? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Take A Peek ! Don't stare to long . . . when you see them !

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14 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Ela Prefere os Atletas  »

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Director Nick Grinde was fired a week into production and replaced by Edward Dmytryk. See more »

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Dean Wixby: It was our beloved student body president!
Coach Baxter: Frye?
Dean Wixby: Fry! I'll boil him in oil.
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An enjoyable time capsule

College escapades featuring burgeoning talent were never so easy to take. Somewhat presaging Best Foot Forward, this was Betty Grable's first top ten grosser. To this day, Betty is the only adult female to score consistently highly in the top 10 grossing performer list -- she did it nine straight years. Aside from Shirley Temple, no other woman has managed to do it more than 3 years in a row. So, the impact she made for her studios in movies like this is greatly forgotten by today's movie scholars who prefer the superior acting and early feminism of Kate Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Ida Lupino. But, make no mistake, in studios where dollars, count, Betty Grable was a bigger star than the other 3 combined. And movies like this were why.


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