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Rawley University is about to receive a star athlete who could give it the first championship rowing team it's ever had. Unfortunately, he gets drafted into the army before he's able to join the team. Two of the team's members get the bright idea of passing off a burly truck driver as the "athlete". Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Monday 5 June 1944 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Sunday 31 May 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Monday 24 December 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Let's Do A Little Dreamin'
Music by Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Lyrics by Harry Tobias
Performed by Jackie Moran, Marcia Mae Jones, Mantan Moreland and Marguerite Whitten
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You ain't playin' around with no 8-ball!
19 April 2011 | by (Midland, GA) – See all my reviews

Tolerable time-waster notable mainly for featuring at least two cast members who went on to conquer better things. The story: the never-seen star rower Bob Terry has been confiscated by the army, and two of his teammates pull the old switcharoo using a random but burly guy they meet (Frank Sully) who, unknown to them, is wanted by the law (he's a safe-cracker). Not only do Frankie and Tad have to overcome this monkey's seasickness (using mothballs?) they also must make the guy smart so he won't flunk biology and get kicked off the rowing team. Helping them is Martan Moreland, who's responsible for much of the film's laughs - "Take it easy, Mr Frankie, you ain't playin' around with no 8-ball!"

Joining the fun are Gale Storm who went on to TV fame with MY LITTLE MARGIE and Frank Faylen from DOBIE GILLIS and Disney's THE MONKEY'S UNCLE. Watch for a scene where Faylen punches a guy in the chin, causing him to fall backwards. TMU features a scene that parallels this one, only it's Annette punching Faylen, causing him to fall backward - accompanied by a hilarious musical sound effect. Other comic scenes of note are where the absent-minded biology prof can't find his frog and wonders if he accidentally ate it for lunch (and this guy has the nerve to flunk students?) - and Moreland explaining "metatarsus" to girlfriend. Keye Luke from the Charlie Chan series adds a multicultural element.


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