College Rhythm


1h 15m 1934

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 23, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9 reels

Synopsis

"Love 'n' Kisses" Finnegan, a famous college quarterback, is unable to maintain his success after college and lands on hard times. He travels to Los Angeles and seeks work from Larry Stacey, a former rival who feels intellectually superior to Finnegan. Larry gives Finnegan a lowly position in his father's department store until his father, J. P., promotes Finnegan in order to use his fame as a football star in an advertising ploy. Stacey's grand reopening is a success although Larry is furious about Finnegan's participation. While Finnegan romances Larry's gold digger fiancée, Gloria Van Dayham, Larry's secretary, June Cort, tries to get Larry interested in her. Stacey's football team wins all of their games, due in part to their mascot duck Goo-Goo and his handler Joe, who is being pursued by Mimi, who works in the pet department. So as not to lose Gloria, Larry decides to toughen up and compete in a football game, using June as his trainer. Whimple's, a rival department store, challenges Stacey's to a game. Although the game is rough, Larry plays, but the team is losing because their mascot is missing. Finally, Joe arrives with Goo-Goo, and the Stacey players are fortified by his presence. Whimple's attempts to win the game by unfair tactics, but in the end, using a circus-style play, Stacey's wins. Finnegan and Larry proclaim a truce with each other, and as Larry embraces June, he realizes he loves her, thereby freeing Finnegan and Gloria to be together.

Cast

Joe Penner

Joe

Jack Oakie

["Love 'n' Kisses"] Finnegan

Lanny Ross

Larry Stacey

Lyda Roberti

Mimi

Helen Mack

June Cort

George Barbier

J. P. Stacey

Mary Brian

Gloria Van Dayham

Franklin Pangborn

Peabody

Robert Mcwade

Herman Whimple

Harold Minjir

Witherspoon

Dean Jagger

Coach

Mary Wallace

Peggy Small

Joseph Sauers

Spud Miller

Julian Madison

Jimmy Poole

Dutch Hendrian

Taylor, Captain of Whimple team

Bradley Metcalfe

Sonny Whimple

Eric Alden

Stacey quarterback

Lee Phelps

Timekeeper

Gilbert Wilson

Whimple quarterback

Alfred Delcambre

First substitute

Howard Wilson

Colton end

Morgan Wallace

First tramp

Douglas Wood

Second tramp

Arthur Hoyt

Third tramp

Patrick Moriarity

Peanut vendor, Irish

Harry Strang

Driver of taxi

Lillian Harmer

Customer

Helen Dixon

Customer

Charles Irwin

Customer

Francis Sayles

Customer

Hal Raynor

Gag man

Patsy Bellamy

Chorus girl

Katharine Snell

Chorus girl

Laura Morse

Chorus girl

Pinkie Reynolds

Chorus girl

Harriette Haddon

Chorus girl

Dorothy Dayton

Chorus girl

Grace Davies

Chorus girl

Mary Fairweather

Chorus girl

Helen Hawley

Chorus girl

Bobby Joyce

Chorus girl

June Karlin

Chorus girl

Sheila Rae

Chorus girl

Eileen Thomas

Chorus girl

Mary Croft

Chorus girl

Frances Lehman

Chorus girl

Virginia Dabney

["Love 'n' Kisses"] Finnegan

Margot Sage

Chorus girl

Joyce Murray

Chorus girl

Virginia George

Chorus girl

Sally Haines

Chorus girl

Lovene Sheehan

Chorus girl

Amy Sureau

Chorus girl

Aimee David

Chorus girl

Mary Daly

Chorus girl

Marguerite Caverley

Chorus girl

Crystal Keate

Chorus girl

Colleen Ward

Chorus girl

Geneva Hall

Chorus girl

Martha Fields

Chorus girl

Mildred Dixon

Chorus girl

Alma Ross

Chorus girl

Rita Dunn

Chorus girl

Dorothy White

Chorus girl

Mickey Mackillop

Chorus girl

"peaches" Ahlman

Chorus girl

Ethel Bryant

Chorus girl

Adele Cutler Jerome

Chorus girl

Paula Decarlo

Chorus girl

Jean Fursa

Chorus girl

Emily La Rue

Chorus girl

Rosalie Lissner

Chorus girl

Mildred Morris

Chorus girl

Bobbe Cronin

Chorus girl

Sydna Black

Chorus girl

Jeanette Fuller

Chorus girl

Jean Joyce

Chorus girl

Ethel Pressman

Chorus girl

Bonita Barker

Chorus girl

Edna Lawrence

Chorus girl

Carol Carmen

Chorus girl

Eva Reynolds

Chorus girl

Cassie Hanley

Chorus girl

Theo De Voe

Chorus girl

Jeanette Dickson

Chorus girl

Celeste Edwards

Chorus girl

Patsy King

Chorus girl

Bee Stevens

Chorus girl

Kay Gordon

Chorus girl

Betty Gordon

Chorus girl

Myra Mason

Chorus girl

Vivian Faulkner

Chorus girl

Thaya Foster

Chorus girl

Dorothy Thompson

Chorus girl

Kathryn Hankin

Chorus girl

Mary Jane Hodge

Chorus girl

Betty Mcmahon

Chorus girl

Vina Gale

Chorus girl

Pokey Champion

Chorus girl

Dixie Martin

Chorus girl

Virginia Kleinberger

Chorus girl

Regana De Liguora

Chorus girl

Isabel Coffrey

Chorus girl

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 23, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

This film marked the motion picture debut of Joe Penner and Goo-Goo. Joe Penner was a popular radio performer. According to the film's pressbook, Hal Raynor assisted as Joe Penner's "gag-man." Raynor, an Episcopalian rector, was also known as Reverend Harry Rubel Scott. Penner's stand-in, Freddy Welch, was relieved of duty by Penner in one scene in which he had to stand in a lake, because Welch was wearing a brand-new pair of pants. Clara Lou Sheridan filled in when Lyda Roberti fell ill. Goo-Goo the duck had a mechanical stand-in due to the real duck's reported stage fright. A contemporary advertisement listed Richard Arlen and Ida Lupino as members of the cast, but their participation in the final film is doubtful.