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Freshman Love (1936)

Frank McHugh is a college rowing coach, in a desperate attempt to acquire top rowers for his team, he enlists the assistance of pretty blonde Patricia Ellis to woo young hopefuls away from ... See full summary »

Director:

William C. McGann (as William McGann)

Writers:

Earl Felton (screen play), George Bricker (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patricia Ellis ... Joan Simpkins
Warren Hull ... Bob Wilson
Frank McHugh ... Coach Hammond
Mary Treen ... Squirmy
Joseph Cawthorn ... Wilson, Sr. (as Joe Cawthorn)
Alma Lloyd ... Sandra
George E. Stone ... E. Prendergast Biddle
Henry O'Neill ... Pres. Simpkins
Anita Kerry Anita Kerry ... Princess Oggi
Johnny Arthur ... Mr. Fields
Walter Johnson ... Tony Foster
Joe Sawyer ... Coach Kendall (as Joseph Sawyer)
Florence Fair Florence Fair ... Mrs. Norton
Spec O'Donnell Spec O'Donnell ... Eddie
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Storyline

Frank McHugh is a college rowing coach, in a desperate attempt to acquire top rowers for his team, he enlists the assistance of pretty blonde Patricia Ellis to woo young hopefuls away from enrolling in other colleges and coming to Billings College to join the row team. Written by dictracy23

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Laughs -- Cuties and Syncopating Rhythm!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rhythm on the River See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lloyd Bridges' first movie. See more »

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Version of The College Widow (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

The Collegiana
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Patricia Ellis at the dance
Danced by Students and Frank McHugh with Mary Treen
Played on harmonica by George E. Stone, Sam Wolfe and George Noisom
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Very slight film that is still enjoyable
26 September 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Frank McHugh is the coach of Billings University's crew team. However, they lose again and again--mostly because the college president has the nerve to expect his athletes to be scholars and actually have brains. But, with the president's nice looking daughter, McHugh is able to trick several hot crew prospects into joining the team and making them contenders.

This is a relatively low budget film for Warner Brothers, as the film starred the perennial supporting actor McHugh. Otherwise, most of the rest of the cast is relatively unknown, though you might recognize a few stock players such as George E. Stone (as "Biddle"--he was also "Runt" in the Boston Blackie films), Joe Sawyer, Warren Hull and Henry O'Neill--all secondary actors under contract with the studio. Now despite the low budget and the occasional lulls (especially because there are too many musical numbers), the film itself is rather fun and likable. Not especially deep or memorable, but a decent little time passer.

PS--Look close and you'll see a very young Lloyd Bridges in a short little cameo.


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