Collegiate (1936 film)

Collegiate is a 1936 American musical film directed by Ralph Murphy and written by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin and Alice Duer Miller. The film stars Joe Penner, Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks, Frances Langford, Betty Grable and Lynne Overman. The film was released on January 22, 1936, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byRalph Murphy
Produced byLouis D. Lighton
Screenplay byWalter DeLeon
Francis Martin
Based onnovel by Alice Duer Miller
StarringJoe Penner
Jack Oakie
Ned Sparks
Frances Langford
Betty Grable
Lynne Overman
CinematographyWilliam C. Mellor
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 22, 1936 (1936-01-22)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is a remake of the 1921 silent film The Charm School.


The irresponsible Jerry Craig inherits a school from an aunt. He goes there with pal Sourpuss and press agent Scoop, transforms the place into a charm school encounters a stranger named Joe who becomes a financial benefactor.

The school's a huge success. Jerry's loyalties are torn between his fiancée Eunice and secretary Juliet, then complications develop when Joe doesn't turn out to be who he seems to be.



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  2. Nugent, Frank S. (1936-01-23). "Movie Review - Collegiate - ' Collegiate,' With Joe Penner, at the Paramount - 'Widow From Monte Carlo,' at the Astor". Retrieved 2015-08-31.
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