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All-American Co-Ed (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 31 October 1941 (USA)
All-girl school Mar Brynn tries to get more pupils and publicity by making fun of the Quincton college. For revenge, the boys there sent Bob Sheppard to Mar Brynn, dressed as a girl, to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny Downs ...
Bob Sheppard / Bobbie DeWolfe
Marjorie Woodworth ...
Bunny
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Slinky
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Aunt Matilda Collinge
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Hap Holden
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Tiny
Kent Rogers ...
Henry
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Second Senior
Joe Brown Jr. ...
3rd Senior
Irving Mitchell ...
Doctor
Lillian Randolph ...
Deborah, the Washwoman
Carlyle Blackwell Jr. ...
4th Senior
Mickey Tanner ...
Tanner Sisters Trio Member (as The Tanner Sisters)
Betty Tanner ...
Tanner Sisters Trio Member (as The Tanner Sisters)
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All-girl school Mar Brynn tries to get more pupils and publicity by making fun of the Quincton college. For revenge, the boys there sent Bob Sheppard to Mar Brynn, dressed as a girl, to give them a slight scandal. But he falls in love with Virginia, the girl who is putting on a show there. Now Bob has the problem of getting revenge for Quinceton and not loosing his girl, especially when Quinceton hears about his relationship and decides to sent him support... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>Bob>

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All American Girl  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In January 1942, United Artists was distributing this film in some locations on a double bill with Sundown (1941). See more »

Soundtracks

"Up at the Crack of Dawn
by Walter G. Samuels and Charles Newman
Sung by Marjorie Woodworth, Tanner Sisters with Harry Langdon and chorus
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Hoot of a Drag Comedy - prototype for Some Like It Hot
17 November 1999 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is a forgotten GEM of a comedy - only 53 minutes in length it's a delightful romp. With the lead character (played by Johnny Downs) in drag for most of the film, we have to say he makes a good. The film is full of good looking guys. The opening production number with a whole chorus in drag sets the tone. The story is slight - an all boys school sends its class president in drag to infiltrate an all girls school that has publicly slighted them. The purpose - to get the goods on them in some way. The delightful score earned two Oscar noms - Best Score and Best Song. It has songstress Frances Langford in the "real" female lead with Harry Langdon, Noah Beery Jr. and Alan Hale Jr. in comic support. The whole thing is a delightful fizz that leaves one smiling. Don't miss it!!!


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