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Maybe It's Love (1930)

A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Darryl F. Zanuck (based on the story by) (as Mark Canfield), Joseph Jackson (screen play & dialogue by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Bennett ... Nan Sheffield
Joe E. Brown ... Speed Hanson (Yates per on-screen credits)
James Hall ... Tommy Nelson
Laura Lee ... Betty
Sumner Getchell ... Whiskers
George Irving ... College Professor Sheffield
George Bickel George Bickel ... Trustee
Russell Saunders Russell Saunders ... Russ Saunders of Southern California (as Russ Saunders)
Tim Moynihan Tim Moynihan ... Tim Moynihan of Notre Dame
Bill Banker ... Bill Banker of Tulane University
Howard Harpster Howard Harpster ... Howard Harpster of Carnegie Tech
Ray Montgomery Ray Montgomery ... Ray Montgomery of Univ. of Pittsburgh
Otto Pommerening Otto Pommerening ... Otto Pommerening of Michigan
Red Sleight Red Sleight ... Red Sleight of Purdue (as E.N. Sleight)
Kenneth Haycraft Kenneth Haycraft ... Kenneth Haycraft of Minnesota
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Storyline

A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them over to her college. But the players get angry and threaten to walk out when they find out that they have been fooled, and they get even madder when they discover that she has actually fallen in love with one of their own teammates (James Hall). Written by Beeb E. Rebozo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eleven Men and a Girl See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-titled 'Eleven Men and a Girl' this film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Buffalo NY Tuesday 1 October 1957 on WBEN (Channel 4), in Tampa FL 11 November 1957 on WTVT (Channel 13), and in Casper WY 25 February 1958 on KTWO (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

At around 20 mins, Nan and a football player tip over in a canoe and are completely submerged. Then they swim to shore and upon exiting the water, Nan's hair is almost totally dry with only the tips wet. See more »

Quotes

Nan: It's alcohol! That's gotten you kicked out of a dozen colleges.
Tommy: It's got a kick, all right.
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Crazy Credits

Joe E. Brown's character is called "Yates" in the credits, but is always referred to as Speed Hanson in the dialogue. Similarly, Sumner Getchell is billed as "Whiskers" but is called only Ned, and George Irving is credited as "College Professor," but is actually President Sheffield of the college. See more »

Connections

Version of The College Widow (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep It Up for Upton
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler and George W. Meyer
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
School song sung by the students twice
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amusing comedy from Wellman
8 April 2004 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Early Wellman is always entertaining, constantly throwing in weird directorial touches. This one's a genre football comedy (Horse Feathers etc.) that has quite a few amusing aspects. Number one is the young, intelligent and sexy Joan Bennett, who is amazing in the scene where she is under the canoe with a football player, and then back on shore with her wet dress showing everything she's got, pre-code. Wow! And then there's Joe E. Brown, who in those days speed-read a a script and tossed it aside. Watch for the scene with the lovers before, across, under and behind the fountain; the hand-held (!) camera following the lovers through the trees; the amateur actors/football players in so many encounters with Bennett. The plot of this film deals with sexual recruitment of football players, which reflects uncomfortably on current issues on the Colorado campus. Not a good movie by any means, but it has great acting, great direction and a few good laughs. Made by young people with an astonishing quantity of talent, way back when it was still possible to make a stale story shine. 1930!


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