The College Widow (1915)

Comedy-drama | 10 May 1915

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HISTORY

Another film made from this play was produced by Warner Bros. in 1927. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.0971.) Some scenes in this film were shot at a Pennsylvania college ... More Less

Another film made from this play was produced by Warner Bros. in 1927. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.0971.) Some scenes in this film were shot at a Pennsylvania college campus. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 May 15
pp. 829-30, 857
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 67.
MPW
23 Jan 15
p. 588, 590
MPW
29 May 15
p. 1442.
NYDM
9 Dec 14
p. 25.
NYDM
12 May 15
p. 37.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Lubin Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
4 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5219
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Presbyterian Atwater College continually loses in football to its neighboring Midwestern rival, Baptist Bingham College. When millionaire Hiram Bolton brings his son Billy, the star half-back of the Bingham football team, to Atwater in search of a tutor, coach Jack Larrabee persuades Jane Witherspoon, the president's daughter, called the "College Widow" because each graduation day she bids farewell to another fiancé, to charm Billy into playing for Atwater. The plan succeeds, but Jane, once Jack's sweetheart, falls in love with Billy. Following an important Thanksgiving Day victory over Bingham, Billy is told that he has been Jane's dupe. He plans to leave town, but during a celebration, a fire breaks out. Billy is injured leaping from a window, while Jane is left trapped on a stairway. When the firemen block Jack's entrance, objecting that it is too dangerous for him to save Jane, Jack has his squad form a flying wedge and he breaks through. Jack rescues Jane and places her in Billy's ... +


Presbyterian Atwater College continually loses in football to its neighboring Midwestern rival, Baptist Bingham College. When millionaire Hiram Bolton brings his son Billy, the star half-back of the Bingham football team, to Atwater in search of a tutor, coach Jack Larrabee persuades Jane Witherspoon, the president's daughter, called the "College Widow" because each graduation day she bids farewell to another fiancé, to charm Billy into playing for Atwater. The plan succeeds, but Jane, once Jack's sweetheart, falls in love with Billy. Following an important Thanksgiving Day victory over Bingham, Billy is told that he has been Jane's dupe. He plans to leave town, but during a celebration, a fire breaks out. Billy is injured leaping from a window, while Jane is left trapped on a stairway. When the firemen block Jack's entrance, objecting that it is too dangerous for him to save Jane, Jack has his squad form a flying wedge and he breaks through. Jack rescues Jane and places her in Billy's arms. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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