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Girls Demand Excitement (1931)

Peter Brooks is a hard-working, hard-up college student whose dislike of women attending college weakens under the amorous advances of spoiled socialite coed Joan Madison.

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Seymour Felix

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Harlan Thompson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Cherrill ... Joan Madison
John Wayne ... Peter Brooks
Marguerite Churchill ... Miriam
Edward J. Nugent ... Tommy
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Gazella Perkins
Terrance Ray Terrance Ray ... Sheik Nevins
Martha Sleeper ... Harriet Mundy
William Janney ... Freddie
Ralph Welles Ralph Welles ... Simeon
George Irving ... Mr. Madison
Winter Hall ... The Dean
Marion Byron ... Margery
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Peter Brooks is a hard-working, hard-up college student whose dislike of women attending college weakens under the amorous advances of spoiled socialite coed Joan Madison.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1931 (USA) See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono (Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Pathetic!
11 September 2007 | by bensonjSee all my reviews

John Wayne is quoted as saying that this was his worst film, and is the Duke ever right! It should be titled "Girls Demand Their Money Back," because there's not an ounce of excitement or anything else. This is a totally inept film in every category, and features that deadly slow dialogue generally only found in films made a year or two earlier: "Say...(pause)...you're not coming to school...here...(long pause)...are you?" Apparently the idea was to make a college sex farce, but there's absolutely no sex and no farce. Sample: Spinster psychology teacher tests kissing in class, using blood pressure meter. She tries it herself and her meter goes way up. Ha, ha. Then the gals challenge the guys to a basketball game. Apparently the idea was that they'd distract the guys with their costumes, but the costumes are so modest that I didn't catch the point until the end of the game. One can see the temptation to theatrically program a rare Wayne film that also stars Virginia Cherrill (and which was released the same week as her classic performance as the blind girl in CITY LIGHTS!), but this isn't just dull, it's just absolutely pathetic and incompetent in every way. It should only be shown in fan-boy living rooms.


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