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College Swing (Paramount 1938, George Burns, Gracie Allen)



An incredible all-star cast that includes George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, and a young Betty Grable pitches in to rescue a fairly silly plot about Allen taking over a college. Based on a story by Ted Lesser, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan–and Preston Sturges took an uncredited crack at the script, too.

Among the familiar faces in College Swing (1938) is Robert Cummings, playing a small role as the Radio Announcer in this early screen appearance.

production details
USA | Paramount | 86 minutes | 1938

Director: Raoul Walsh
Producer: Lewis E. Gensler
Cinematography: Victor Milner
Editor: LeRoy Stone
Script: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin

Edward Everett Horton as Hubert Dash
George Burns as George Jonas
Gracie Allen as Gracie Alden
Martha Raye as Mabel Grady
Bob Hope as Bud Brady
Florence George as Ginna Ashburn
Ben Blue as Ben Volt
Betty Grable as Betty
Jackie Coogan as Jackie
John Payne as Martin Bates
Cecil Cunningham as Dean Sleet
Robert Cummings as Radio Announcer