MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 83,613 this week

Sorority House (1939)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  5 May 1939 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Anne Shirley plays Alice Fisher-the daughter of a small grocer who at the last minute gets to go to little Talbot College. She learns that joining a sorority is an essential thing at the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (from the story "Chi House" by) (as Mary Coyle Chase) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9987 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 7125 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 26 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sorority House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sorority House (1939)

Sorority House (1939) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sorority House.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When hired killer Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he's is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Martin Green
Stars: George Carron, Melody Greer, Peter Kastner
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In a complex piece of espionage the Russian secret service attempts to kidnap a high ranking officer in the CIA and replace him with a double of its own.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Yul Brynner, Britt Ekland, Clive Revill
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Doctor John Abbott is a single parent who settles in the town of Westport, with his son Dick, trying to eke out a living for them. He also inherits, by way of his doorstep, an unwanted baby... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: Anne Shirley, Edward Ellis, Lee Bowman
Girls' School (1938)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: John Brahm
Stars: Anne Shirley, Nan Grey, Ralph Bellamy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When they decide they might as well be penniless husbands and wives as penniless campus sweethearts, three couples at a Midwestern university, against the advice of their friends, get ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Virginia Dale, Joseph Allen, Jeanne Cagney
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nurse Anne Lee blames herself for a fatal mistake of her sister Lucy, who also is a nurse. Anne loses her job, and gets a new one at a poorly equipped country hospital. There she falls in ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Carole Lombard, Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Judith Anderson, Ralph Morgan
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, John Sutton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
James Ellison ...
Bill Loomis
Barbara Read ...
Dotty Spencer
Pamela Blake ...
Merle Scott (as Adele Pearce)
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Lew Fisher
Helen Wood ...
Mme. President - Martha Lanigan
Doris Davenport ...
Neva Simpson (as Doris Jordan)
June Storey ...
Norma Hancock
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Scott
Margaret Armstrong ...
Mrs. Pettingell Dawson
...
Mr. Grant
...
Mr. Johnson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gwen Willson ...
Coed (as Gwen Horn uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Anne Shirley plays Alice Fisher-the daughter of a small grocer who at the last minute gets to go to little Talbot College. She learns that joining a sorority is an essential thing at the school. Unfortunately her late admission means that none of the sororities know about Alice and initially she is not even rushed. Fortunately her roommates have their own sorority problems and she soon falls in love with the BMOC. Written by Jeffrey Ewing

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adolescência  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet
(uncredited)
from "String Quintet in E Major, Op.13 No.5"
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Played at the parents reception party
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fluffy film about snobbish sororities is a pleasant trifle easily forgotten...
2 September 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

ANNE SHIRLEY and JAMES ELLISON are the romantic leads in this trifle directed by John Farrow about a nice young girl who learns her lessons at college the hard way--by attempting to fit into the sorority scene when she comes from a humble background and is not a girl of wealth as the other girls are falsely told.

Shirley and Ellison make a pleasant twosome but their roles are one-dimensional after they meet in the usual Hollywood "by accident" way. He's the campus hero who helps her learn the ins and outs of campus life. Anne Shirley made this film the same year that she tested for Melanie in GWTW and her sweetness appears natural here. But, as usual, her roles seldom became more demanding than requiring a sweet presence, limiting her opportunities as an actress.

Surprisingly, Dalton Trumbo wrote the script and Nicholas Musuraca was behind the camera but it's just an RKO trifle easily forgotten.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
sorority house zitherdog
Discuss Sorority House (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?