College Holiday

1936

College Holiday

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The quaint genetic theories of the 1930s are satirized in College Holiday. Dotty matron Mary Boland runs a ramshackle summer resort, opening her doors to college students of both sexes--but only those collegiates with extra-special physical and mental skills. She hopes to encourage these select co-eds to meet and mate, then produce a breed of "perfect" children. What Boland doesn't count on is the supremacy of the Heart over Science. Engagingly silly, College Holiday devotes generous screen space to some of the biggest comic talents of the 1930s: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye and Ben Blue. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jack Benny
as J. Davis Bowster
George Burns
as George Hymen
Gracie Allen
as Calliope 'Gracie' Dove
Mary Boland
as Carola P. Gaye
Martha Raye
as Daisy Schloggenheimer
Etienne Girardot
as Prof. Hercules Dove
Marsha Hunt
as Sylvia Smith
Leif Erickson
as Dick Winters
Eleanore Whitney
as Eleanor Wayne
Johnny Downs
as Johnny Jones
Olympe Bradna
as Felice L'Hommedieu
Louis DaPron
as Barry Taylor
Ben Blue
as Stagehand
Jed Prouty
as Sheriff
Richard Carle
as Judge Bent
Margaret Seddon
as Mrs. Schloggenheimer
Nick Lukats
as Wisconsin
Spec O'Donnell
as Lafayette
Jack Chapin
as Colgate
Nora Cecil
as Miss Elkins
Ellen Drew
as Student
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Smith
Joseph J. Franz
as Policeman
Earl Pingree
as Policeman
Ray Hansford
as Deputy Sheriff
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