Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Unlike most "collegiate" films of the 1920s, College Days paints a fairly realistic portrait of campus life. To be sure, the characters are seen in raccoon coats and flapper skirts. Yes, they do take an occasional swing from their hip flasks while partying at the local roadhouse. And, true, they spend their spare time speeding around in Stutz Bearcats. On the other hand, the students are shown actually attending classes -- and, in an even more radical departure from formula, they are glimpsed doing their homework! The film ends with the traditional Big Football Game, as BMOC Jim Gordon (Charles Delaney) leads his team to victory. A.P. Younger, the writer of many a football drama of the era, supervised the production and penned the script, while Pat Harmon, who played the football coach in Harold Lloyd's The Freshman, more or less repeats his performance here.
campus, college, flapper, football, jazz, party, roadhouse, slice-of-life