6.1/10
110
6 user 1 critic

Sorority House (1939)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 5 May 1939 (USA)
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)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

To avoid scandal, a rising scientist scrambles to retrieve an inscribed garter from an old flame on the eve of her wedding.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Marie McDonald, Barry Sullivan
Stronghold (1951)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1850s Mexico, the beautiful owner of a silver mine is kidnapped by a bandit leader, who needs money to finance his revolt against the Emperor Maximilian.

Director: Steve Sekely
Stars: Veronica Lake, Zachary Scott, Arturo de Córdova
Road Gang (1936)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jim Larrabie and Bob Gordon, two reporters, are sent to prison on bogus charges after exposing the corrupt practices of J.W. Moett and Dudley. The two suffer extreme cruelty due to the sadistic behavior of the warden and guards.

Director: Louis King
Stars: Donald Woods, Kay Linaker, Carlyle Moore Jr.
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 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
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A kleptomaniac falls in love with a woman who is member of a gang of jewel thieves, initially unaware of her true occupation.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, Albert Dekker
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
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen. She marries Dorgan but makes a play for Mason when her husband is on duty.

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Richard Dix, Dolores del Rio, Chester Morris
Flesh Feast (1970)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

A ring of Nazis in Florida is in possession of the body of Adolf Hitler, and plan revive him so they can take over the world.

Director: Brad F. Grinter
Stars: Veronica Lake, Phil Philbin, Doug Foster
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a crooked businessman is fatally shot, a hotshot New York newspaper reporter specializing in murder stories narrows in on the dead man's associate.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce
Ramrod (1947)
Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore
Variety Girl (1947)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Bill Loomis
...
Dotty Spencer
...
Merle Scott (as Adele Pearce)
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Lew Fisher
Helen Wood ...
Mme. President - Martha Lanigan
...
Neva Simpson (as Doris Jordan)
...
Norma Hancock
...
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:
?