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 ... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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