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College Swing (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 29 April 1938 (USA)
Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Walter DeLeon (screenplay), Francis Martin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Burns ... George Jonas
Gracie Allen ... Gracie Alden
Martha Raye ... Mabel Grady
Bob Hope ... Bud Brady
Edward Everett Horton ... Hubert Dash
Florence George ... Ginna Ashburn
Ben Blue ... Ben Volt
Betty Grable ... Betty
Jackie Coogan ... Jackie
John Payne ... Martin Bates
Cecil Cunningham ... Dean Sleet
Robert Cummings ... Radio Announcer
Skinnay Ennis Skinnay Ennis ... Skinnay - Orchestra Leader
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Hangout Waiter (as The Slate Brothers)
Jack Slate Jack Slate ... Hangout Waiter (as The Slate Brothers)
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Storyline

Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jazz Academia See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over seven hundred Paramount Pictures productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD March 5, 2002 in tandem with The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) as part of the Bob Hope Tribute Collection, and again as a single October 30, 2015 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

Goofs

During the "How'd You Like to Love Me" number, two very visible bandages on Martha Raye's right leg disappear half way thru the number. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Day of the Locust (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old School Bell
Sung by Robert Mitchell and St. Brendan's Choristers
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A real delight
5 September 2009 | by VADiggerSee all my reviews

During the thirties each studio had its musical specialty. Warners was cranking out the Busy Berkeley spectaculars; Fox had Shirley Temple and Alice Faye; Goldwyn had his annual Eddie Cantor extravaganza; RKO had Astaire and Rogers, and MGM was starting a tradition of big budget spectacles. Paramount went a little low brow, bringing out a series of somewhat goofy, utterly charming movies that were more like screwball comedies with music. And some surprisingly good music, too. Don't worry too much about the plot - just let yourself be thoroughly entertained by Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Edward Everett Horton, and Burns and Allen at their very best. As if to emphasize the lightness of the movie, at the end the entire cast waves goodbye to the audience.


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