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So This Is College (1929)

Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Elliott Nugent ... Eddie
Robert Montgomery ... Biff
Cliff Edwards ... Windy
Sally Starr ... Babs
Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane ... Betty
Dorothy Dehn Dorothy Dehn ... Jane
Max Davidson ... Moe
Ann Brody ... Momma
Oscar Rudolph Oscar Rudolph ... Freshie
Gene Stone Gene Stone ... Stupid
Polly Moran ... Polly
Lee Shumway ... Coach


Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. Biff considers Babs his girl, and she does like him more than Eddie, but Eddie is persistent. Everywhere they go, Eddie and Biff are competing for Babs. When Eddie stops trying, Babs decides that she wants him and this causes the friendship of Eddie and Biff to end. This rivalry even affects their ability to play football together. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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THE ALL-TALKING COLLEGIATE LAUGH RIOT! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

8 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College Days See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's initial telecast took place in Minneapolis Sunday 21 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); elsewhere, its age and lack of sponsor interest in collegiate life of the older generation three decades past aroused little interest, and it was infrequently taken off the shelf, and then only in the less predominant markets. It first aired in Norfolk VA 14 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 7 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Phoenix 20 July 1958 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Portland OR 26 September 1958 on KGW (Channel 8), in Spokane 6 October 1958 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Miami 16 November 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Akron 9 December 1958 on WAKR (Channel 49), in Kalamazoo 18 July 1959 on WKZO (Channel 3), in Greenville SC 17 August 1959 on WFBC (Channel 4), and in Louisville KY 24 August 1960 on WHAS (Channel 11). It now resides in the Turner Classic Movies film library and gets an occasional airing on cable TV on TCM, much to the delight of today's vintage film enthusiasts, who relish the opportunity to journey back to the talking, singing, dancing 1920s in their time machines. See more »


Biff: Why, you couldn't take a femme from me, blonde, brunette, red, gray, or bald.
Eddie: I not only take 'em from you, but, I find you every honey you get. Why, if it weren't for me you'd be playing the old ladies home and not doing so well either.
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Alternate Versions

MGM also issued this film in a silent version, with Joe Farnham supplying the titles. Film length is 1860 m. See more »


Until the End
(1929) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Fred Fisher, Al Boasberg and Martin Broones
Performed by Students
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You gotta be a football hero
2 June 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Robert Montgomery's third film for MGM he and Elliott Nugent play a couple of BMOCs on campus and the biggest guys on campus are football players and seniors. The two have a goodnatured rivalry over all things including women they date. But along comes flapper Sally Starr and these two have their mojos in overdrive.

It's as the Bard said it Antony And Cleopatra, Cleo leaves all the men not just satisfied but wanting more. Nugent and Montgomery are both hot to trot for her and it threatens all with them including their team work on the gridiron.

Lots of music, 20s style in So This Is College mostly provided by Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards. Starr also shows her stuff in some 20s style dancing.

The climax is the big game USC versus Stanford and there's quite an ironical postscript for these two yoyos. It's a good introduction for the work of Robert Montgomery who was starting to be noticed they don't want you.

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