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HISTORY

In 1915, Lubun Mfg. Co. produced an adaptation of George Ade's play. Also entitled The College Widow , that film was directed by Barry O'Neil and starred Charles Brandt and Ethel Clayton (See Entry). Warner Bros. produced a sound version in 1936 under the title Freshman Love . That film was directed by William McGann and starred Patricia Ellis and Warren Hull (See ... More Less

In 1915, Lubun Mfg. Co. produced an adaptation of George Ade's play. Also entitled The College Widow , that film was directed by Barry O'Neil and starred Charles Brandt and Ethel Clayton (See Entry). Warner Bros. produced a sound version in 1936 under the title Freshman Love . That film was directed by William McGann and starred Patricia Ellis and Warren Hull (See Entry). More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
15 October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 October 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24496
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in feet):
6,616
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following another instance of the perennial defeat of the Atwater College football team, President Witherspoon is told that unless better athletes can be induced to come to Atwater, he will be asked to resign. Acting upon the suggestion of Professor Jelicoe, Jane, the professor's beautiful daughter, uses her personal charm to draw noted football stars from neighboring schools by a series of ruses at a vacationing spot. Billy Bolton, son of a financial magnate, falls for Jane and to prove himself registers under another name and works his way through school, attaining scholastic and athletic honors. Through the jealousy of another girl, Billy learns of Jane's trickery and persuades the athletes not to play; Jane finds them at a notorious roadhouse, and, after explaining her father's position, wins them over, though she denounces Billy. His athletic prowess, however, wins the game for Atwater and the approval of his father and ... +


Following another instance of the perennial defeat of the Atwater College football team, President Witherspoon is told that unless better athletes can be induced to come to Atwater, he will be asked to resign. Acting upon the suggestion of Professor Jelicoe, Jane, the professor's beautiful daughter, uses her personal charm to draw noted football stars from neighboring schools by a series of ruses at a vacationing spot. Billy Bolton, son of a financial magnate, falls for Jane and to prove himself registers under another name and works his way through school, attaining scholastic and athletic honors. Through the jealousy of another girl, Billy learns of Jane's trickery and persuades the athletes not to play; Jane finds them at a notorious roadhouse, and, after explaining her father's position, wins them over, though she denounces Billy. His athletic prowess, however, wins the game for Atwater and the approval of his father and Jane. +

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

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