Original Movie Poster
|Directed by||Leroy Prinz|
|Produced by||Leroy Prinz|
|Written by||Adapted by|
|Screenplay by||Cortland Fitzsimmons|
|Based on||From an original story by|
Leroy Prinz and
Hal Roach, Jr.
Noah Beery, Jr.
and The Tanner Sisters
|Music by||Edward Ward|
|Cinematography||Robert Pittack, A.S.C.|
|Edited by||Bert Jordan|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Quinceton College Zeta fraternity stages a revue with members in drag. The resulting publicity catches the attention of newspaperman Hap Holden (Harry Langdon) and Virginia Collinge (Frances Langford). They convince Virginia's aunt Matilda Collinge (Esther Dale), President of failing Mar Brynn (a woman's horticultural college), to refute the school's staid image by sponsoring a contest awarding a dozen free scholarships aimed at "unusual girls", winners of pageants for fruits, vegetables and flowers, as women most likely to succeed and to be showcased in a musical presentation during the Fall Festival.
To publicize the contest, President Collinge pokes fun at Zeta members as being least likely to succeed and bans them from their campus. For revenge the Zeta Chapter President Bob Sheppard (Johnny Downs) is coerced to infiltrate Mar Brynn by entering the contest as "Bobbie DeWolfe", Queen of the flowers. After falling in love with Virginia, Bob comes clean and assists in staging the show, but includes in the finale a Busby Berkeley-style spelling out of "Zeta" as revenge for the ban.
Disclaimer in opening credits
"Any similarity to actual college life depicted in this picture is purely coincidental".
- Frances Langford as Virginia
- Johnny Downs as Bob Sheppard
- Marjorie Woodworth as Bunny
- Noah Beery, Jr. as Slinky
- Esther Dale as Matilda
- Harry Langdon as Hap Holden
- Alan Hale, Jr. as Tiny
- Kent Rogers as Henry
- Allan Lane as 2nd Senior
- Joe Brown, Jr. as 3rd Senior
- Irving Mitchell as Doctor
- Lillian Randolph as Washwoman (Deborah)
- Carlyle Blackwell, Jr. as 4th Senior
- Mickey Tanner • Betty Tanner • Martha Tanner as Vocal Trio
- Uncredited (in order of appearance)
|Dudley Dickerson||Dancing Train Porter|
|Marie Windsor||Carrot Queen|
- Johnny Downs with chorus - "I'm a Chap with a Chip on My Shoulder" (by Walter G. Samuels and Charles Newman)
- Frances Langford - "I'm a Chap with a Chip on My Shoulder"
- Marjorie Woodworth, Tanner Sisters with Harry Langdon and chorus - "Up at the Crack of Dawn" (by Walter G. Samuels and Charles Newman)
- Frances Langford with chorus - "Out of the Silence" (by Lloyd B. Norlin)
- Frances Langford, Tanner Sisters and Johnny Downs - "The Farmer's Daughter" (by Walter G. Samuels and Charles Newman)
- as All-American Co-Ed on IMDb
- as All-American Coed at AllMovie
- All-American Co-ed is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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