The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi


1h 17m 1933

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the song "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" by Byron D. Stokes and F. Dudleigh Vernor.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Beautiful co-ed Vivian is known as the "Sigma Siren" because of her reputation as a Rawley campus flirt and femme fatale . All the members of the university rowing team fall for Vivian, except Bob North, who is devoted to his sport. One day, Vivian tries to attract Bob's attention by pretending to drown in a river, but after rescuing her, Bob realizes that he has been tricked. Later, when Bob returns Vivian's dress to her sorority, the Theta Beta House, the other girls open the package and tease him. Driven to distraction by his suspicion that Vivian is merely toying with him, and that the person she is really infatuated with is Morley, a Kappa man, Bob's performance on the crew begins to falter. As a result, he is taken off the team and replaced by Morley. When Bob takes back the pin he gave to Vivian, she becomes angry and tells him that she and Morley are engaged. On the day of the big homecoming race, Bob is reinstated on the team because Morley has suffered a broken arm. Still distracted by thoughts of Vivian, Bob rows poorly and causes his team to fall behind, until he is told that Vivian has rejected Morley and will be waiting for him at the finish line. Newly inspired by the news, Bob rows his team to an easy win. After the race, Bob gains Vivian's admiration when he performs a daring rescue and saves the drowning coxswain and his girl friend Dizzy. Vivian then shows her true feelings for Bob by showing him her heart-shaped pin collection cushion, which now only sports Bob's pin.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the song "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" by Byron D. Stokes and F. Dudleigh Vernor.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

Notes

The song upon which this film was based had been made popular by Rudy Vallee. Although a contemporary news item in Hollywood Reporter noted that actor John Wayne had been cast in the film, he did not appear in the released picture. Another Hollywood Reporter news item lists Franklin Parker in the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. According to a Film Daily news item, Major Goodsell was a world champion sculler and coach of the UCLA sculling team. Monogram remade The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi in 1946, with Jack Bernhard directing and Phil Regan and Elyse Knox starring.