Sorority House (1939)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - May 5, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sorority House is based on Mary Coyle Chase's short story Chi House. Anne Shirley plays a middle-class college student who is pledged to a snooty sorority. As Shirley struggles to qualify for membership, she becomes disillusioned by the prospect when she realizes the shallowness of her wealthy future sorority sisters. She finally declines the invitation, but since she's fallen for campus jock James Ellison, her social life won't be too bleak. A loose reworking of RKO's earlier Finishing School (34), Sorority House was scripted by Dalton Trumbo, who'd later get into hot water with the HUAC for another screenplay about a group of ladies living together, Tender Comrade (43).

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college-student, girl, sorority, snob, father, campus, working-class