Sweetheart of the Campus

Sweetheart of the Campus (also released as Broadway Ahead) is a 1941 American musical comedy film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Ruby Keeler, Ozzie Nelson, and Harriet Hilliard.[1]

Sweetheart of the Campus
Directed byEdward Dmytryk
Produced byJack Fier
Written byRobert Hardy Andrews
Screenplay byEdmund L. Hartmann
StarringRuby Keeler
Ozzie Nelson
Harriet Hilliard
Music byM. W. Stoloff
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byWilliam A. Lyon
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 26, 1941 (1941-06-26)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


Betty Blake (Ruby Keeler) is a lead vocalist for Ozzie Norton's (Ozzie Nelson) orchestra. While performing a one-night stand at a college campus, Betty vows to prevent a hostile takeover of the establishment by puritanical trustee Minnie Sparr (Kathleen Howard). To this end, Betty, Ozzie and his entire band enroll as college students.[2]



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