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Fraternity Row (1977)

 -  Drama  -  3 June 1977 (USA)
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Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.

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Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.

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They didn't smoke grass. They didn't take the pill. They didn't do their own thing. They went to college in the Fifties. They pledged fraternities. They celebrated Hell Week. They were the buttoned-down, bottled-up generation. And sometimes they exploded.

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The Song Of The Pledges
Written & Arranged by Michael Corner
Performed by The U.S.C. Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Conducted by Michael Corner & Dr. Thomas Somerville
Published by Whitfeld Music, Inc. (BMI)
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"Boats against the current..."
10 April 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

At a tony Pennsylvania college in 1954, an idealistic young man--who has faith in his belief of true-blue brotherhood--becomes a new fraternity pledge and tries to change the hierarchy inherent to the somewhat sadistic them-vs.-us system. Oppressive with nostalgia, sentiment, and pathos, this rather unhappy enterprise begins as an affectionate remembrance but winds up a cautionary tale (all the while narrated by Cliff Robertson who, in his fare-thee-well manner, coats the production with a "Waltons"-styled solemnity). Some of the dialogue exchanges are interesting, and screenwriter Charles Gary Allison (who also produced) is deft enough to give us several good guys and not just one sacrificial lamb. However, for a seemingly-autobiographical drama, the film comes up short on dramatic inspiration, and we never get to know most of the characters on display. Allison works his way up to one major plot development, which is handled bluntly by director Thomas J. Tobin, while the impressive cast of young actors get stuck performing all on one note. *1/2 from ****


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