Sweetie (1929 film)

Sweetie is a 1929 American musical film directed by Frank Tuttle, written by George Marion Jr. and Lloyd Corrigan, and starring Nancy Carroll, Helen Kane, Stanley Smith, Jack Oakie, William Austin, Stuart Erwin and Wallace MacDonald. It was released on November 2, 1929, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrank Tuttle
Screenplay byGeorge Marion Jr.
Lloyd Corrigan
StarringNancy Carroll
Helen Kane
Stanley Smith
Jack Oakie
William Austin
Stuart Erwin
Wallace MacDonald
CinematographyAlfred Gilks
Edited byVerna Willis
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 2, 1929 (1929-11-02)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States


School spirit is high at Pelham University, which finally has a football team that can beat the rival school, Oglethorpe. What almost nobody knows is that Biff Bentley, the team captain, is planning to quit school to marry his chorus-girl fiancee, Barbara Pell. When, at the last minute, he's talked into staying for the good of the team, Barbara is furious that he's putting football ahead of his love for her.

It has left her in an uncomfortable position as well: She had quit a good job in order to marry him and will not be able to get that job back. Tap-Tap Thompson, her fellow Broadway performer, manages to find her a new job in a chorus, but she is so upset over her relationship with Biff that she can’t learn the footwork, putting her job in jeopardy.

It is at this moment that Prof. Willow enters her life, revealing that Barbara Pell is only her stage name. Her real name is Barbara Pelham, and she has just inherited Pelham University. She immediately moves on campus to take command—and take revenge on the football team.



  1. "Sweetie - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. "Sweetie". afi.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
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