Freshman Love

Freshman Love is a 1936 sound film based on George Ade's oft filmed play The College Widow, adaptations of which were filmed twice previously, in 1915 and 1927. This version is directed by William McGann and is a comedy-musical starring Patricia Ellis.[1]

Freshman Love
Directed byWilliam McGann
Produced byBryan Foy
Screenplay byEarl Felton
George Bricker
Based onThe College Widow (1904 play)
by George Ade
StarringPatricia Ellis
Frank McHugh
Music byLeo F. Forbstein
CinematographySidney Hickox
Edited byJames Gibbon
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
January 18, 1936; 7 reels
Running time
65 minutes

This is Lloyd Bridges' first film.

A print is preserved at the Library of Congress.[2]


Male students are tricked into joining Billings College's rowing team when the coach, Speed Hammond, is able to persuade the school president's attractive daughter, Joan Simpkins, to recruit them.

Bob Wilson is one of the rowers, but due to a problem with his grades, he ends up enrolling under a phony name. Adversaries try everything, even music, to distract the Billings crew during the big race, but the team holds on for victory.



  • Lloyd Bridges
  • William Carey
  • Virginia Dabney - Co-Ed
  • Don Downen - Second Goof
  • Jerry Fletcher - Leader of Tango Band
  • Tommy Hicks - College Boy
  • Robert Emmett Keane - Announcer
  • Joe King - Terry Biddle
  • Edmund Mortimer - Henderson
  • George Noisom - Harmonica Player
  • Broderick O'Farrell - Member of Board of Trustees
  • Peter Potter - Vindicator Editor
  • Dick Purcell - Radio Announcer
  • Harry Seymour - Oggi's Barker
  • Michael Stuart - Third Goof
  • Fred "Snowflake" Toones - Mose
  • Ruth Warren - Marie, Housemother
  • Jack Wise - Oggi's Attendant
  • Sam Wolfe - Harmonica Player
  • Jane Wyman - Co-Ed


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Freshman Love
  2. Catalog of Holdings, The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, c.1978 pub. by The American Film Institute

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.