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Sweetheart of the Campus (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 26 June 1941 (USA)
A college Principal objects to a nightclub opening near his campus.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Robert Hardy Andrews (story) (as Robert D. Andrews), Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay) (as Robert D. Andrews) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruby Keeler ... Betty Blake
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Norton
Harriet Nelson ... Harriet Hale (as Harriet Hilliard)
Gordon Oliver ... Terry Jones
Don Beddoe ... Sheriff Denby
Charles Judels ... Tomasso aka Victor Demond
Kathleen Howard ... Mrs. Minnie Lambeth Sparr
Byron Foulger ... Dr. Bailey
George Lessey ... Dr. Hale
Frank Gaby Frank Gaby ... Dr. Grimsby
Zoot Watson Zoot Watson ... Tom Tom (as Leo Watson)
Four Spirits of Rhythm Four Spirits of Rhythm ... Tom Tom's Accompanists
Ozzie Nelson's Band Ozzie Nelson's Band ... The Band
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Storyline

Ozzie Norton and his band, featuring Betty Blake of Brooklyn, prepare for the opening of the College Club, a nightclub near the campus of Lambeth Technological . On opening night, Minnie Lambeth Sparr, daughter of the college founder, descends with Professor Bailey, the sheriff and Harriet Hale, daughter of Dr. Hale, president of the school. The band and all persons connected are arrested under an old statute. Harriet, against the move, arranges for their release. Betty, Ozzie and the band picket the college in jive fashion. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

No Readin'...No 'Ritin'...Just Rhythmetic! (original poster)

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Ahead See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to the IMDb, this movie, which includes a scene where the band plays on TV, was released June 26, 1941. Commercial television didn't begin until July 1, 1941. See more »

Quotes

Betty Blake: Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet - you say it like they go together like ham and eggs!
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Soundtracks

Beat It Out
Music by Jacques Press
Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose
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Give this "B" movie an "F."
21 September 2007 | by TomInSanFranciscoSee all my reviews

The title "Sweetheart of the Campus" refers to the Ruby Keeler character -- and this movie might have been better if it had focused solely on Ruby, who looks great and taps up a storm.

Instead, we see way more of Ozzie and Harriet, and neither lights up the screen. Harriet simply doesn't have much of a voice, and Ozzie has neither voice nor personality.

If the entertainment had been more entertaining, you might not care so much about the nonsensical plot.

So watch this one only if you'll take a "swing music" film any way you can get it.


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