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Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 16 November 1946 (USA)
The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "... See full summary »


Jack Bernhard, William Beaudine (uncredited)


Michael Jacoby (screenplay), George Waggner (original story)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Regan ... Lucky Ryan
Elyse Knox ... Betty Allen
Phil Brito Phil Brito ... Phil Howard
Ross Hunter ... Ted Sloan
Tom Harmon Tom Harmon ... Coach
Paul Guilfoyle ... Frankie
Ann Gillis ... Sue (as Anne Gillis)
Edward Brophy ... Arty
Fred Coby Fred Coby ... Bill Ryan (as Fred Colby)
Alan Hale Jr. ... Mike Mitchell
David Holt ... Tommy Carr
Marjorie Hoerner Marjorie Hoerner ... Margie
William Beaudine Jr. William Beaudine Jr. ... Charlie
Emmett Vogan Jr. Emmett Vogan Jr. ... Emmett
Ruth Allen Ruth Allen ... Ruth


The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "sweetheart" of the title and he coaches the Varsity rowing crew. Some source describes Miss Knox as a B-actress. A more apt and better description would be one that describes her as an Actress who never got out of B-movies. This one is about half plot and half music but the plot is stretched pretty thin to cover 35 of the 75 minutes when it essentially boils down to: a couple of gamblers pressure the local night club(soft drinks only)owner to rig things so the local college rowing crew will lose their upcoming race. End of plot when the cowswain of the home team uses a rabbit's foot to plug the hole the gamblers cut in the bottom of their racing shell. Two of 1945's top hits, "Five Minutes More" and Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti" are performed, although some people who heard "Cement Mixer" ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE BATTLING (and cooing)SWEETHEARTS of Sigma Chi (original poster)


Comedy | Music


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Release Date:

16 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amore a Sigma Chi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Remake of The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933) See more »


When We're Alone (Penthouse Serenade)
Written by Val Burton and Will Jason
Performed by the Frankie Carle Orchestra
Arranged by Alexander Albert Avola
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Sweetheart of dullsville
13 January 2012 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Elyse Knox is the 'sweetheart of Sigma Chi' and she fancies one of the blokes in this film but he doesn't seem interested at first. The cast are all interchangeable and forgettable. There is another plot about a boat race being fixed that runs alongside the main love story.

The first music number gives you hope that you are going to be wowed by a little gem of a film. The song "Five Minutes More" is head and shoulders the best thing about this film. There is also an entertaining segment where someone plays the piano towards the end of the film and a semi-OK song that is sung on the dancefloor by another bloke who is in the film. There is also a peculiar section where a black band play a few numbers - it's weird because they are slightly discordant in what they do and a little hard to stomach. They are good but they aren't very palatable.

All in all, the film is dull.

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