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College (1927)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | November 1927 (USA)
To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

Directors:

James W. Horne, Buster Keaton (uncredited)

Writers:

Carl Harbaugh (story), Bryan Foy (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... A Son
Anne Cornwall ... The Girl
Flora Bramley Flora Bramley ... Her Friend
Harold Goodwin ... A Rival
Snitz Edwards ... The Dean
Carl Harbaugh ... Crew Coach
Sam Crawford Sam Crawford ... Baseball Coach
Florence Turner ... A Mother
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Storyline

Ronald's high school valedictory address praises books and condemns sports. His girlfriend Mary condemns his attitude. He fears losing her to rival Jeff, decides to go to college and pay more attention to sports. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

HE TAKES THE COURSES YOU TAKE THE LAUGHS (Print ad- Crawfordsville Review, ((Crawfordsville, Ind.)) 3 January 1928) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster Keaton, der Student See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Assuming its copyright has not lapsed already, this film and all others produced in 1927 enter the U.S. public domain in 2023. See more »

Quotes

The Girl: Your speech was ridiculous. Anyone prefers an athlete to a weak-kneed, teacher's pet. When you change your mind about athletes, then I'll change my mind about you.
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Featured in Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) See more »

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The Entertainer
written by Scott Joplin
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Buster Keaton goes to "College".
8 October 2004 | by H_A_Wellington_IVSee all my reviews

College (1927) was an interesting film that Buster Keaton made during the later days of the silent movie period. In "College", he plays a student who tries all kinds of school sports just so he could impress a girl he's fallen head over heels for. As usual the film is a showcase for Buster Keaton's talents as a stuntman, comedian and director. A little known film but it's one of his better ones. If you're a fan of the silent cinema or a Buster Keaton fan I advise you to pick up a copy of "College". A nice little film that has a "sweet" ending.

Recommended.

A I don't know how many different running times there are for this movie.

The one I saw clocked in at a little over an hour.


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