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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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Bob Sheppard / Bobbie DeWolfe
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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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Out of the Silence
by Lloyd B. Norlin
Sung by Frances Langford with chorus
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A real drag Downer
24 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Quinceton University student Johnny Downs agrees to a practical joke by gaining a scholarship to girl's college Mar Brynn in drag. But the whole thing threatens to go south as Downs fall for Mar Brynn coed Frances Langford. Of course it all ends with a show in the best Mickey and Judy tradition.

I think that Hal Roach probably had a longer and more coherent version of this film, but it was butchered by editors and probably further sliced and diced for television. Still a lot of funny people like former silent screen star Harry Langdon got some bits in.

Also getting bits in were Noah Beery, Jr. and Alan Hale, Jr. At this time in their careers both Dad Rockford and the Skipper were only known as the offspring of some great character actors. Here they play a pair of lunkhead Quinceton jocks.

All American Coed even got some Academy Award nomination recognition for Best Musical Scoring and Best Song. The song is Out Of The Silence and it truly has not stood the test of time. The winner was The Last Time I Saw Paris which truly has.

I doubt we'll see a director's cut of All American Coed.


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