Spring Fever (1927)

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Another of William Haines' sports-oriented vehicles, Spring Fever casts the star as lowly shipping clerk Jack Kelly. Falling in love with heiress Allie Monte (a young Joan Crawford), Jack bluffs his way into Allie's country club, posing as a champion golfer. By the time he realizes that Allie loves him for himself, Jack is inextricably committed to representing the club at a $10,000 golf tournament. Based on a play by Vincent Lawrence, Spring Fever proved beneficial not only to the ascending stardom of Bill Haines, but also to the burgeoning career of Joan Crawford. The film was remade and slightly musicalized in 1930 as Love in the Rough.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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MGM

Cast

William Haines
as Jack Kelly
Joan Crawford
as Allie Monte
George K. Arthur
as Eustace Tewksbury
George Fawcett
as Mr. Waters
Eileen Percy
as Martha Lomsdom
Edward Earle
as Johnson
Bert Woodruff
as Pop Kelly
Lee Moran
as Oscar
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Critic Reviews for Spring Fever

All Critics (2)

Light-hearted fluff looks at sports, golf and class conflict, in pleasing comedy.

Full Review… | September 30, 2014
Classic Film and Television

In his determination to position the film as a universal love story, Lou sacrifices the political engagement and specificity that makes the work of queer auteurs ( ... ) so valuable

Full Review… | November 13, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Audience Reviews for Spring Fever

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In his determination to position the film as a universal love story, Lou sacrifices the political engagement and specificity that makes the work of queer auteurs ( ... ) so valuable also stars (the queer) william haines

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