Sweetheart of the Campus

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Sweetheart of the Campus
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Produced by Jack Fier
Written by Robert Hardy Andrews
Screenplay by Edmund L. Hartmann
Starring Ruby Keeler
Ozzie Nelson
Harriet Hilliard
Music by M. W. Stoloff
Cinematography Franz Planer
Edited by William A. Lyon
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 26, 1941 (1941-06-26)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sweetheart of the Campus (also released as Broadway Ahead) is a 1941 American musical comedy film directed by Edward Dmytryk.[1]


Betty Blake (Ruby Keeler) is a lead vocalist for Ozzie Norton's (Ozzie Nelson) orchestra. While performing a one-night stand at a college campus, Betty vows to prevent a hostile takeover of the establishment by puritanical trustee Minnie Sparr (Kathleen Howard). To this end, Betty, Ozzie and his entire band enroll as college students.[2]



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