Let's Go Collegiate


1h 2m 1941

Brief Synopsis

To help their college win its first championship two rowers pass a truck driver off as a fellow student.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Musical
Release Date
Sep 12, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

College student Tad rehearses the Kappa Psi Delta fraternity band at Rawley University, because they have been hired to play a sorority party honoring prep school rowing champion Bob Terry. When fraternity brother Buck brings news that Bob has been drafted into the Army and will not be attending Rawley, Tad and his friend, Frankie, panic. Fearing their girl friends Bess and Midge's wrath if they do not come up with the rowing champ for their party, Frankie decides to find an impersonator for Bob. Kappa Psi Delta house man Jeff drives the boys around town until Frankie sees Hercules "Herk" Bevans carrying a heavy safe. Frankie believes he has found the man to impersonate Bob, and Herk accepts Frankie's offer of ten dollars to play the role. However, Buck expresses his fear that the slow-witted Herk may not be able to mimic Bob's intellect. That night, Herk dons a fraternity brother's tuxedo and succeeds in impressing both Midge and Bess. Frankie and Tad rush their new rival home when Coach Walsh and biology professor Whitaker arrive at the party to meet "Bob." Herk decides to stay at the university, and threatens to reveal the boys's ruse if they do not help him fit in. Neglecting their own studies, Frankie, Tad and Buck help train the seasick Herk in rowing and also coach him in biology. When Whitaker selects Herk to dissect a frog, Buck arranges for the lab to be vandalized so that the test is called off. Herk soon seems like any other college student and develops an impressive rowing stroke. However, Tad and Frankie are at risk of being kicked off the team because their grades are dropping. While Jeff cultivates his relationship with the kitchen maid, Malvina, Tad and Frankie both lose their girl friends to Herk. Walsh convinces Whitaker to keep Tad and Frankie on the team until after a match against a rival university. One night, alumni Bill Miller and Speed, who have returned to the university to see the race, take interest in Frankie and Tad when Jeff mentions that "Bob" has stolen their girl friends, and caused their grades to drop. They send for their former fraternity brother Slugger, now a policeman. Slugger coincidentally has followed a bank robber's trail to the university, and the alumni recognize Herk from a mugshot that Slugger shows them. Bill and Speed knock Slugger out and hold him hostage because they are afraid he will arrest Herk before the race. Having run out of anti-nausea pills, Frankie feeds Herk mothballs during the race, which improves his rowing speed. Bess and Midge, meanwhile, both cheer for Herk until they realize that he has proposed to each of them. The Rawley boat wins the race, thereby making Rawley eligible for the national championships. Amid the celebration, however, an announcement is made that Herk has been "drafted" for "government service," and he is taken away by Slugger. Midge and Bess make up with Frankie and Tad, who are their new heroes.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Musical
Release Date
Sep 12, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Film Length
6 reels

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Trivia

Notes

According to Hollywood Reporter news items, the working title of the film was Sweet Sixteen.