Confessions of a Co-ed


1h 15m 1931

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 11, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Distribution Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,770ft

Synopsis

Patricia Harper, a freshman at Stafford College, makes it into the best sorority on campus and falls for Dan, a smooth-talker who uses the same line on every woman he meets. After Dan and Pat's first kiss at a dance, Dan's former girl friend Peggy, who is in Pat's sorority, tells Pat that Dan used the same come-on line on her. Pat, an honest girl, refuses to see Dan anymore, but he is persistent. Peggy, meanwhile, asks Dan out one last time and they park at Lover's Lane where they are caught by a policeman, who chases their car and falls off his motorcycle. The couple successfully eludes the policeman, but he finds Peggy's initialed vanity case and she is expelled from school. Dan offers to go to the dean, but Peggy accepts blame for the incident and Dan is allowed to stay in school. Before Christmas break, Dan's friend Hal, who is sweet on Pat, invites her to go skiing with the gang. On the slopes, Dan charms Pat into an empty ranger's station and seduces her by telling her that he loves her. After the holidays, Hal, angry at Dan for stealing his girl, reports Dan's role in Peggy's dismissal. Although Pat has an important message for Dan, he leaves school without saying good-bye. Weeks later, Peggy visits Pat and learns that she is pregnant. Peggy advises Pat to marry Hal, which Pat agrees to do on the condition that Peggy give Hal a note telling him she is pregnant with Dan's child. Peggy instead burns the note, and three years later, Hal still believes Pat's son is his child. Pat eventually realizes Peggy never gave Hal the note. Dan then returns from South America, finally really in love with Pat, and joins Hal and his wife for dinner. When Dan realizes Hal's wife is Pat, he swears his love. Pat then confesses to Hal that Dan is her boy's real father, and, despite Hal's objections, Pat and Dan swear their true love and decide to marry.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 11, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Distribution Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,770ft

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Trivia

Notes

The onscreen title card for this film reads "Confessions of a Co-ed...from her diary" and copyright records state that the film was based on the diary of an anonymous college girl. Bing Crosby's credit reads "Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys." No screenplay or story credits were included in the film, and New York Times, commenting on the quality of the script, remarks: "It is no wonder the author [of the story] should prefer to remain anonymous."