Girl of My Dreams (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 17, 1934 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Long before its "Teen Agers" series of the 1940s, Monogram Pictures went to college in the minor musical Girl of My Dreams. Heading the somewhat over-aged student body are BMOC Larry Haynes (Edward Nugent) and track-star Don Cooper (a handsome young Lon Chaney Jr., here still billed as Creighton Chaney). The story's focal point is a student election, which obliges Larry and Don to neglect their campus sweeties Gwen (Mary Carlisle) and Mary (GiGi Parrish). Comedy relief comes from Sterling Holloway and Arthur Lake, cast respectively as the school newspaper editor and a fresh frosh. One suspects that the people who made such pictures as Girl of My Dreams never set foot in a real college.

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campus, class [social], college, college-student, editor, election, love, newspaper, popularity, romance, school, slice-of-life, sports, stars [celebrities], student, track [track and field], winner