Full page view
HISTORY

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 14 May 1928 on The Collegians. However, a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World places the starting date for what it called The Collegians (College Spirit) at 16 Jan 1929, suggesting that the film was redone for sound. By the time of its release, the film was called College Love. ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 14 May 1928 on The Collegians. However, a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World places the starting date for what it called The Collegians (College Spirit) at 16 Jan 1929, suggesting that the film was redone for sound. By the time of its release, the film was called College Love. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Exhibitors Herald-World
20 Apr 1929
p. 50.
Film Daily
11 Aug 1929.
---
New York Times
5 Aug 1929
p. 25.
Variety
7 Aug 1929.
---
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Dir
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SOURCES
SONGS
"It's You" and "Oh, How We Love Our College," words and music by Dave Silverstein and Lee Zahler.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Collegians
College Spirit
Release Date:
7 July 1929
Production Date:
silent film began 14 May 1928
resumed for sound 16 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP468
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,145 ft.
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
6,864
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At Caldwell College, "Flash" Thomas, captain of the football team, is in love with Dorothy May, who is infatuated with Bob Wilson, without whose help Thomas would not be such an outstanding player. Broken-hearted, Thomas tries to laugh it off, then against rules accepts an invitation to a roadhouse party. Wilson, discovering he is missing, hides in Thomas's bed to fool the coach, then tries to persuade him to leave the party; when they return, however, the coach discovers the ruse and puts Wilson, who shields Thomas, out of the game. Dorothy asks for an explanation and, receiving none, returns Thomas's fraternity pin. At the last minute, Wilson is rushed into the game and Thomas plays to redeem himself; Wilson scores a touchdown, is proclaimed a hero, and wins the love of ... +


At Caldwell College, "Flash" Thomas, captain of the football team, is in love with Dorothy May, who is infatuated with Bob Wilson, without whose help Thomas would not be such an outstanding player. Broken-hearted, Thomas tries to laugh it off, then against rules accepts an invitation to a roadhouse party. Wilson, discovering he is missing, hides in Thomas's bed to fool the coach, then tries to persuade him to leave the party; when they return, however, the coach discovers the ruse and puts Wilson, who shields Thomas, out of the game. Dorothy asks for an explanation and, receiving none, returns Thomas's fraternity pin. At the last minute, Wilson is rushed into the game and Thomas plays to redeem himself; Wilson scores a touchdown, is proclaimed a hero, and wins the love of Dorothy. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject

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

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.