The College Coquette (1929)

68 mins | Drama | 5 August 1929

Director:

George Archainbaud

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Jackson Rose

Editor:

Gene Havlick

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The production was initially assigned to director Al Rogell and writer John F. Natteford by Columbia Pictures Corp., according to the 3 Apr 1929 Var. The title The College Coquette had previously been given to another Columbia feature, released in 1928 as Restless Youth (see entry). On 26 Apr 1929, Film Daily reported that George Archainbaud had replaced Rogell, with Norman Houston and Ralph Graves replacing Natteford. However, a production chart in the 15 Jun 1929 Hollywood Filmograph later attributed the scenario to Gertrude Orr.
       The picture marked the sound debut of actress Jobyna Ralston, as noted in the 11 Jun 1929 [Pasadena, CA] Pasadena Post. An advertisement in the Jul 1929 International Photograher stated that principal photography had been completed, and that the production had employed Mitchell Sound Equipment.
       The College Coquette was released on 5 Aug 1929, preceded by a 2 Aug 1929 opening at the Pantages Theatre in San Francisco, CA, and followed by a 25 Aug 1929 opening at the Little Carnegie Playhouse in New York City. A review in the 1 Sep 1929 Film Daily noted that the plot was similar to that of The Wild Party (1929, see entry). ...

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The production was initially assigned to director Al Rogell and writer John F. Natteford by Columbia Pictures Corp., according to the 3 Apr 1929 Var. The title The College Coquette had previously been given to another Columbia feature, released in 1928 as Restless Youth (see entry). On 26 Apr 1929, Film Daily reported that George Archainbaud had replaced Rogell, with Norman Houston and Ralph Graves replacing Natteford. However, a production chart in the 15 Jun 1929 Hollywood Filmograph later attributed the scenario to Gertrude Orr.
       The picture marked the sound debut of actress Jobyna Ralston, as noted in the 11 Jun 1929 [Pasadena, CA] Pasadena Post. An advertisement in the Jul 1929 International Photograher stated that principal photography had been completed, and that the production had employed Mitchell Sound Equipment.
       The College Coquette was released on 5 Aug 1929, preceded by a 2 Aug 1929 opening at the Pantages Theatre in San Francisco, CA, and followed by a 25 Aug 1929 opening at the Little Carnegie Playhouse in New York City. A review in the 1 Sep 1929 Film Daily noted that the plot was similar to that of The Wild Party (1929, see entry).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
3 Nov 1928
p. 39
Film Daily
26 Apr 1929
p. 4
Film Daily
1 Sep 1929
p. 59
Film Daily
6 Oct 1929
p. 8
Harrison's Reports
15 Feb 1930
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Harrison's Reports
31 Aug 1929
p. 138
Hollywood Filmograph
15 Jun 1929
p. 58
International Photographer
Jul 1929
p. 35
Motion Picture News
31 Aug 1929
p. 791, 793
New York Daily News
24 Aug 1929
p. 161
New York Times
26 Aug 1929
p. 17
Pasadena Post [Pasadena, CA]
11 Jun 1929
p. 8
San Francisco Examiner [San Francisco, CA]
31 Jul 1929
p. 12
Variety
3 Apr 1929
p. 70
Variety
12 Jun 1929
p. 49
Variety
28 Aug 1929
p. 31
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 August 1929
Premiere Information:
San Francisco opening: 2 Aug 1929; New York opening: 25 Aug 1929
Production Date:
ended Jun 1929
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Corp.
3 September 1929
LP671
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,860 or 6,215 ft.
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,149, 6,275
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

College student Betty Forrester is determined to attract Coach Harvey Porter, and attempts to make him jealous by flirting with every boy on campus. Her roommate, Doris Marlowe, is a naive girl who falls madly in love with sophisticated playboy Tom Marion. Tom soon tires of Doris and dismisses her declarations of love. Betty realizes that the affair could ruin Doris’s reputation and pretends to be Tom’s lover, which leads to her expulsion. Doris is devastated by the betrayal and accidentally tumbles to her death down an elevator shaft. Harvey swears never to see Betty again, until he learns the real reason for her behavior. He then asks her to marry ...

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College student Betty Forrester is determined to attract Coach Harvey Porter, and attempts to make him jealous by flirting with every boy on campus. Her roommate, Doris Marlowe, is a naive girl who falls madly in love with sophisticated playboy Tom Marion. Tom soon tires of Doris and dismisses her declarations of love. Betty realizes that the affair could ruin Doris’s reputation and pretends to be Tom’s lover, which leads to her expulsion. Doris is devastated by the betrayal and accidentally tumbles to her death down an elevator shaft. Harvey swears never to see Betty again, until he learns the real reason for her behavior. He then asks her to marry him.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
College


Subject

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

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