The Sophomore (1929)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this comedy, a college sophomore gets into deep trouble when he gambles away his tuition money on the first day of school. Now to pay for his education, he must work as a soda jerk at a local fountain. There he meets and falls in love with a pretty coed. Because the shop's owner also loves her, he fires his rival. The student is now destitute and unemployed. He is just about to drop out when the money he needs mysteriously arrives in the mail. He thinks the money came from his mother and then begins readying himself for the big football game. He ends up sidelined until the final three minutes of the game. It is a tie score. No sooner is the hapless fellow placed on the field than he fumbles the ball and is knocked unconscious. He groggily awakens on a stretcher and as he is carried off the field, he learns that the girl paid his way. Suddenly the excited fellow sits bolt upright, leaps from the stretcher and begins running across the field to catch her before she boards the train. As he runs, the ball is thrown to him and he manages to score the winning touch down.

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college, finances, gambling, tuition, love-triangle, rival, romance, unemployment, underdog