Hold That Co-Ed (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hold That Co-Ed (1938)





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This tuneful campus comedy features aging star John Barrymore as a sly, blustery Southern governor with his eye on the Senate (aka Louisiana's Huey Long). He sees opportunity knocking when he learns how desperate his constituents have become to build their miserable state college football team into winners. He figures that if the team wins, so will he. To this end, he surreptitiously recruits a number of burly professional wrestlers to pose as football players. Unfortunately his chief opponent is running a similar racket with a rival university. When the governor's trickery is revealed on the eve of the big game, things look bleak until a quick-thinking coed shows up to save the day. The story is also titled Hold That Girl.


Joan Davis
as Lizzie Olsen
Jack Haley
as Wilbur
George Barbier
as Breckenridge
Donald Meek
as Dean Thatcher
Paul Hurst
as Slapsy
Brewster Twins
as Themselves
Charles C. Wilson
as Coach Burke
Glenn Morris
as Spencer
John Elliott
as Tremont
Carroll Nye
as Announcer
Dora Clement
as Miss Weatherby
Russell Hicks
as President
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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.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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