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Student Tour (1934)

Passed | | Musical | 5 October 1934 (USA)
A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean ... See full summary »


Charles Reisner (as Charles F. Reisner)


Ralph Spence (screen play), Philip Dunne (screen play) | 3 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Durante ... Hank Merman - Trainer of the Crew
Charles Butterworth ... Ethelred Lippincott - Professor of Philosophy
Maxine Doyle ... Ann Lippincott - Ethelred's Niece
Phil Regan ... Bobby Kane - Captain and Stroke of the Crew
Douglas Fowley ... Mushy
Nelson Eddy ... Nelson Eddy
Florine McKinney ... Lilith - the College Vamp
Monte Blue ... Jeff Kane - Bobby's Brother and Coach of the Crew


A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean liner. When the crew's coxswain develops laryngitis just before the big race, Ann substitutes for him at the last minute, and sets the pace with her singing. Written by David Bassler

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English | Chinese | French

Release Date:

5 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caravana de bellezas See more »

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Technical Specs


(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's initial telecast in New York City took place Monday 7 October 1957 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first aired 27 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in Philadelphia it sneaked out of the MGM vault 4 August 1959 on the All Night Show on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »


Saga: May I be so uncouth as to present my beloved daughter, Sum Toy... My sunflower unfortunately speaks none of your exquisite and soul-inspiring English.
Ethelred Lippincott - Professor of Philosophy: Oh, don't apologize. I'm sharing my cabin with a gentleman like that.
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I Say It With Music
Written by Jimmy Durante
Performed by Jimmy Durante
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What's so funny?
20 December 2011 | by kcfl-1See all my reviews

This film manages a difficult feat--making Charles Butterworth and Jimmy Durante unfunny. Two of the greatest comic supporting actors of the 30s are completely done in by their lines.

And the film casts two singers who can't act as the romantic leads, Maxine Doyle and Phil Regan.

Add to this the spectacle of a "Chinese sage" selling his daughter to an American for $50. 1930s films didn't have to be politically correct, but slavery had been abolished 70 years before. Is it funny when it applies to Orientals?

The film has another chance at humor when it discusses philosophy. When students don't know who Descartes was, the professor decides he'd better check to make sure he has the name right. This is supposed to be funny?

The Freed-Brown songs are nice. But it's off-putting to see Nelson Eddy (whose song goes on too long) with a moustache.

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