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The Winnah! (1934)

State College is a coeducational school where the athletics are more important than academics. All there are preparing for a big multi-sport match with arch rival Dale College. Students ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Mack

Writers:

A. Dorian Otvos (story), Eddie Moran (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Lake ... Arthur
Florence Lake ... Florence
Dorothy Dare ... Dorothy
Weldon Heyburn ... Weldon Egan
Ralph Riggs Ralph Riggs ... Professor
Don Tomkins Don Tomkins ... Jack McGrew (as Don Tompkins)
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Storyline

State College is a coeducational school where the athletics are more important than academics. All there are preparing for a big multi-sport match with arch rival Dale College. Students Arthur and Florence are brother and sister, each with love troubles. Their romantic problems are resolved against a background of leggy singing, dancing coeds in this 2 reel musical. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1933-1934 season) #30: The Winnah! See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1698-1699. See more »

Quotes

Florence: Oh, Professor?
Professor: Yes, Miss Lake?
Florence: May I undress the class? I mean, regress? Eh, undress? Eh, may I say a few words?
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Soundtracks

Alma Mater
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Hess
Performed by the students during the post-match production number
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Pretty Impressive for 1934
4 March 2005 | by onesallySee all my reviews

Considering athletics, esp. women's basketball in 2005 vs. 1934, it was very interesting and entertaining to see what 1934's take on the subject was. College girls playing hoops in 1934...Marsha Sharp it ain't! This short is certainly worth a look, it is well written and clever, and you'll get a special kick out of the cheerleader squad scene. We've come a long way, Baby.

It is, after all, a short, so no need to pop the popcorn. A quick and entertaining piece, it is difficult to write too much about a film that is less than 20 minutes long without telling the whole story. Suffice it to say that the Brother/Sister duo of Authur Lake (you'll remember him from "Blondie and Dagwood" series of movies) and Florence Lake are delightful. Hearing "Dagwood" do a song and dance number is, in of itself, worth the viewing.


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