The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.

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Jarring Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take Junior on the team. In addition, he pays the tuition of Junior's financially needy classmate Bill Baker, a potential all-American, with the understanding that he will room with Junior and mentor him athletically and socially. Junior's initial efforts as quarterback prove disastrous and further complications arise when the room mates both fall in love with the same co-ed. Plot complications become critical as the climactic homecoming game approaches. Written by duke1029

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MADCAPS OF THE CAMPUS! (original print ad - all caps)

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31 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Bon sang ne peut mentir  »

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In November 1965 Jerry Lewis was negotiating with producer Hal B. Wallis to remake the film with his son Gary Lewis as co-star, but the film was never made. See more »

Quotes

Coach Wheeler: Must you wear glasses?
'Junior' Jackson: No, sir. Only when I want to see.
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References The Freshman (1925) See more »

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Ridgeville Fight Song
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Eddie Mayehoff
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very funny
22 May 2002 | by (Breda. the netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny Martin & Lewis classic. D eano plays the popular American footballplayer and Lewis is quite enjoyable as the classic clown. Although not as good as Laurel & Hardy, still very good entertainment after 50 years.


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