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  Harold Lloyd.
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The Freshman
Also known as College Days in the United Kingdom
(1925) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6883 feet
Directed by Sam Taylor and Fred Newmeyer

Cast: Harold Lloyd [Harold ‘Speedy’ Lamb], Jobyna Ralston [Peggy], Brooks Benedict [the college cad], James Anderson [Chester A. Trask, the college hero], Hazel Keener [the college belle], Joseph Harrington [the tailor], Pat Harmon [the football coach], Charles Stevenson [an assistant coach], Oscar Smith [the dean’s chauffeur], Grady Sutton [a student], Roy Brooks [a student], Gus Leonard [a waiter at the fall frolic], Charles Farrell [the bellringer at the fall frolic], Wallace Howe [the man who snaps the stick], Rosalind Byrne [the girl snapped by Harold’s suspenders], Pete the pup [Mike the mascot dog]

The Harold Lloyd Corporation production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Scenario by Sam Taylor, John Grey, Ted Wilde and Tim Whelan. Production manager, John L. Murphy. Art direction by Liell K. Vedder. Assistant director, Robert A. Golden. Technical direction by William MacDonald. Cinematography by Walter Lundin and Henry N. Kohler. Intertitles by Thomas J. Grey. Edited by Allen McNeil. / © 27 July 1925 by The Harold Lloyd Corporation [LP21675]. Released 20 September 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was rereleased in the USA in April 1953. The film was restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2002.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.1971.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive; in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; and in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Animals: Dogs - Colleges: Students - Speeches - Sports: Football - Status

Listing updated: 7 January 2017.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.1971; Baer-Film p. 49; Bardèche-History p. 213; Bohn-Light pp. xxiii, 103, 104; Brownlow-Parade p. 463; Card-Seductive p. 52; Dardis-Keaton pp. 105, 121-122, 126, 138, 145; Edelman-Baseball p. 23; Everson-American p. 270; Fell-History p. 95; FilmYearBook-1926 pp. 7, 31, 41; Jewell-RKO p. 253; Kerr-Silent pp. 192, 206, 207, 208-210; Lahue-World p. 132; Reilly-Lloyd pp. xii, xiv-xv, 4, 10; Shipman-Cinema p. 86; Sinyard-Silent pp. 46, 47; Sweeney-Coming pp. 78, 86; Webb-Hollywood p. 149 : ClasIm-301 p. 11 : Website-AFI; Website-Lloyd.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc, DVD.

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