College Holiday (1936)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The quaint genetic theories of the 1930s are satirized in College Holiday. Dotty matron Mary Boland runs a ramshackle summer resort, opening her doors to college students of both sexes--but only those collegiates with extra-special physical and mental skills. She hopes to encourage these select co-eds to meet and mate, then produce a breed of "perfect" children. What Boland doesn't count on is the supremacy of the Heart over Science. Engagingly silly, College Holiday devotes generous screen space to some of the biggest comic talents of the 1930s: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye and Ben Blue.

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minstrel-show, fundraiser, mortgage, performer, experiment, resort, college-student, genetic-engineering, Summer, talent