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College Humor (1933)

A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

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Frank Butler (screenplay), Claude Binyon (sceenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Professor Frederick Danvers
Jack Oakie ... Barney Shirrel
Richard Arlen ... Mondrake
Mary Carlisle ... Barbara Shirrel
George Burns ... George Burns (as Burns and Allen)
Gracie Allen ... Gracie Allen (as Burns and Allen)
Mary Kornman ... Amber Davis
Joe Sawyer ... Tex Roust (as Joseph Sawyer)
Lona Andre ... Ginger Chadwick
Jimmy Conlin Jimmy Conlin ... Dr. Mandel
James Donlan James Donlan ... Marcus Lafflin
James Burke ... Cromwell Dexter
Edward J. Nugent ... Whistler (as Eddie Nugent)
Lumsden Hare ... College President
Grady Sutton ... Timid Freshman with Laundry
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A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alegria de Estudantes See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When it premiered in New York City on June 22, 1933, the running time was one hour and eight minutes, and reviewers complained about the "choppy" editing. As a result, missing sequences were restored, and the running time was extended to one hour and twenty minutes, which is the version presently available on DVD. See more »


Soundtracks

Learn to Croon
Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Sex and Football
16 November 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

With a title based on the popular magazine founded in 1920, COLLEGE HUMOR is a major ensemble piece with the rapidly rising Bing Crosby singing several songs. The plot, such as it is, concerns Mary Carlisle (in the first of three pairings with Der Bingle) pursuing professor Crosby, with him much in favor of the idea and football player Richard Arlen unhappy over the couple. Jack Oakie is Carlisle's brother, on the varsity team and paired with Mary Kornman. Burns & Allen are also around for laughs and singing.

Paramount was still unsure about how to deal with Crosby, and of his three musical numbers, two are elaborately shot production numbers and the romantic "Moon Struck" is staged to feature Miss Carlisle's figure. Cinematographer Leo Tover uses a lot of back-lit high lighting.

Looking back 85 years, it's a sentimental and stereotypical college musical of the era, in which academia is all about sex and football, but director Wesley Ruggles directs as if these are the important things about college. The result is a very amusing bit of fluff.


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