Start Cheering

Start Cheering is a 1938 musical motion picture directed by Albert S. Rogell and starring Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly and Joan Perry. It is best remembered today for a cameo appearance by The Three Stooges (Curly Howard, Moe Howard and Larry Fine), who were Columbia Pictures' short subject headliners at the time, as Campus Firemen.[1] The film's choreography was by Danny Dare.

Start Cheering
Directed byAlbert S. Rogell
Produced byNat Perrin
Written byEugene Solow
Richard Wormser
Philip Rapp
Corey Ford
StarringJimmy Durante
Walter Connolly
Charles Starrett
Joan Perry
Broderick Crawford
Craig E. Earle
The Three Stooges
Louis Prima
Chaz Chase
Hal Le Roy
Music byMorris W. Stoloff
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byGene Havlick
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • March 3, 1938 (1938-03-03) (U.S.)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States


Film star Ted Crosley (Charles Starrett) is fed up with Hollywood and quits the movies to enroll in college under a fake name. While Ted tries to fit in at academia, his frustrated managers (Walter Connolly, Jimmy Durante) try to have him expelled from the college in order for him to resume his Hollywood career.


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