College Widow (1927)

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George Ade's barnstorming stage comedy The College Widow (which at one time boasted baseball great Ty Cobb as its leading man!) was transferred to the screen in 1927. Dolores Costello stars as Jane Witherspoon, the daughter of a college president (Charles Hill Mailes). Knowing that the school will fold unless it can assemble a decent football team, Jane uses her feminine wiles to lure several top athletes to the campus. She manages to convince each new recruit that he is the only man in her life, which causes plenty of trouble when the boys compare notes in the locker room. Angrily walking out en masse just before the Big Game, the team members eventually return, vowing to win just one for Janey. The College Widow was Eleven Men and a Girl, with Joan Bennett in the Costello role.

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bankruptcy, college-president, daughter, finances, football, recruit [soldier], seduction