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Hold That Co-ed

Released Mar 16, 1938 1h 20m Musical Comedy List
Reviews Slick Southern governor Gabby Harrigan (John Barrymore) realizes that the voters' moods are directly related to the record of his state's college football team, so he dips into government funds to bulk up the school's athletic roster. Coach Stevens (George Murphy) makes the most of the resources he has, resulting in a team that features former professional wrestlers and an ace female kicker (Joan Davis), but things go awry when the governor's shenanigans are revealed on the eve of the big game. Read More Read Less

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Hold That Co-Ed isn't football and it isn't college, but thanks to John Barrymore it is highly acceptable college football comedy, with some lively political satire thrown in. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Slick Southern governor Gabby Harrigan (John Barrymore) realizes that the voters' moods are directly related to the record of his state's college football team, so he dips into government funds to bulk up the school's athletic roster. Coach Stevens (George Murphy) makes the most of the resources he has, resulting in a team that features former professional wrestlers and an ace female kicker (Joan Davis), but things go awry when the governor's shenanigans are revealed on the eve of the big game.
Director
George Marshall
Screenwriter
Karl Tunberg, Don Ettlinger, Jack Yellen
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 16, 1938, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 3, 2014
Runtime
1h 20m