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So This Is College (1929)

Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. ... See full summary »


Sam Wood


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Complete credited cast:
Elliott Nugent ... Eddie
Robert Montgomery ... Biff
Cliff Edwards ... Windy
Sally Starr ... Babs
Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane ... Betty
Dorothy Dehn Dorothy Dehn ... Jane
Max Davidson ... Moe
Ann Brody ... Momma
Oscar Rudolph Oscar Rudolph ... Freshie
Gene Stone Gene Stone ... Stupid
Polly Moran ... Polly
Lee Shumway ... Coach


Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. Biff considers Babs his girl, and she does like him more than Eddie, but Eddie is persistent. Everywhere they go, Eddie and Biff are competing for Babs. When Eddie stops trying, Babs decides that she wants him and this causes the friendship of Eddie and Biff to end. This rivalry even affects their ability to play football together. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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"Hotter than red hot po-ta-ters! To-tal loss to al-ma ma-ters!" (Print Ad- Granby Leader-Mail,((Granby, PQ)) 20 December 1929) See more »


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Release Date:

8 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College Days See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's initial telecast took place in Minneapolis Sunday 21 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); elsewhere, its age and lack of sponsor interest in collegiate life of the older generation three decades past aroused little interest, and it was infrequently taken off the shelf, and then only in the less predominant markets. It first aired in Norfolk VA 14 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 7 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Phoenix 20 July 1958 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Portland OR 26 September 1958 on KGW (Channel 8), in Spokane 6 October 1958 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Miami 16 November 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Akron 9 December 1958 on WAKR (Channel 49), in Kalamazoo 18 July 1959 on WKZO (Channel 3), in Greenville SC 17 August 1959 on WFBC (Channel 4), and in Louisville KY 24 August 1960 on WHAS (Channel 11). It now resides in the Turner Classic Movies film library and gets an occasional airing on cable TV on TCM, much to the delight of today's vintage film enthusiasts, who relish the opportunity to journey back to the talking, singing, dancing 1920s in their time machines. See more »


Biff: Oh, have no fear. Tonight, at the stroke of eight, I will arrive at?
Babs: Pi Phi House.
Biff: And will I be welcome on the mat - outside?
Babs: Em-hmm... and inside, too.
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Alternate Versions

MGM also issued this film in a silent version, with Joe Farnham supplying the titles. Film length is 1860 m. See more »


How Dry I Am
Music by Arthur Fields
Lyrics by Fred Hall
Sung by three students at the start
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SO THIS IS COLLEGE is a great early talkie-musical
7 February 1999 | by CHARLIE-89See all my reviews

SO THIS IS COLLEGE is one of those movies that has such an antique look to it you can't help but to stop and see what it is when you're flipping through the TV channels. It is a pretty good musical. The cast works well. Max Davidson is a great Jewish character actor. I recall seeing him in some of the early Laurel and Hardy silents. This film from 1929 gives an interesting look at college life in the late '20s. It's a lot of fun. It includes a big football game sequence. Robert Montgomery stars, in one of his earliest film roles.

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