Hold That Co-Ed

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical, Sports

In one of the best of his later performances, John Barrymore portrays a scheming politician (not unlike Louisiana's infamous Huey Long) who hitches his electoral future to the fortunes of a college football team. Hoping to win a seat in the Senate, the governor (Barrymore) does his best to build up the university's heretofore dismal football program, while...read more

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In one of the best of his later performances, John Barrymore portrays a scheming politician (not unlike Louisiana's infamous Huey Long) who hitches his electoral future to the fortunes of a college football team. Hoping to win a seat in the Senate, the governor (Barrymore) does his best to

build up the university's heretofore dismal football program, while his election opponent (George Barbier) does the same for another institution. Everything hinges on the big game, and when the pro wrestlers the governor has recruited are identified as ringers, it's up to a female flash (Joan

Davis) to save the day. Since the film is a musical comedy, there are also a number of songs from the likes of Mack Gordon, Harry Revel, and Jule Styne.

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