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Girl O' My Dreams (1934)

A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school.


Ray McCarey (as Raymond McCarey)


George Waggner (story and screenplay)


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Cast overview:
Mary Carlisle ... Gwen
Sterling Holloway ... Spec Early
Edward J. Nugent ... Larry Haines (as Eddie Nugent)
Arthur Lake ... Bobby Barnes
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Don Cooper (as Creighton Chaney)
Tom Dugan ... Joe Smiley
Gigi Parrish Gigi Parrish ... Mary (as Gi-Gi Parrish)
Jeanie Roberts Jeanie Roberts ... Kittens
Crane Sisters Crane Sisters ... Nip and Tuck
Lee Shumway ... Coach
Ted Dahl and His Orchestra Ted Dahl and His Orchestra ... Themselves


A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school.

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Release Date:

17 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Race See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

W.T. Lackey Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Saturday 17 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7), and in New York City Friday 7 April 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »


Thou Art My Baby
Music by Edward Ward
Lyrics by George Waggner
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Amusing Little Programmer
2 April 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Considering it's a Monogram production, the results are generally better than expected. For some reason college-based musical comedies were popular about this time (1933). The storyline is unexceptional, the usual romantic mix-ups that furnish a few laughs; along with a dollop of sports competition that furnishes a dash of suspense. What's really eye-catching, however, is the cast. Yes, it is a young, handsome, muscular Lon (Creighton) Chaney Jr. as one of the swains, and looking nothing like the dissipated alcoholic of later years. After seeing the promise here, its doubly unfortunate his career went on the downslide it did.

Also, there's only a slightly addled Sterling Holloway playing it fairly straight, for a change; and Arthur Lake showing a nicely shaded comedic side that probably helped him get the Dagwood role in the long-running Blondie series. But who is Edward Nugent. Judging from his many credits in the 1930's, he nevertheless quit the business early. Whatever the case, he makes a perfectly handsome swell-head, who can be either obnoxious or charming. Too bad IMDb doesn't give us more of his bio. Anyway, the movie's not a bad little programmer given its lowly Monogram pedigree.

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