Student Tour (1934)

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A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean ... See full summary »


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  • Jimmy Durante and Charles Butterworth in Student Tour (1934)
  • Nelson Eddy in Student Tour (1934)
  • Jimmy Durante and Charles Butterworth in Student Tour (1934)
  • Betty Grable, Pauline Brooks, Midgie Dare, Dixie Dean, Maxine Doyle, Margo Early, Nelson Eddy, Mary Jane Irving, Edna Mae Jones, Florine McKinney, Maxine Nash, Linda Parker, Vivian Reed, Phil Regan, Ann Rutherford, Jean Seal, Joan Sheldon, and Dorothy Short in Student Tour (1934)

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13 December 2008 | bkoganbing
5
| Butterworth Flunks The Team
Philosophy Professor Charles Butterworth just can't get into the school spirit. He's gone and flunked the entire rowing team and their world tour is canceled. What to do, but bring Butterworth along on the Student Tour and tutor them and give them makeups before the big match at Oxford. And who do they get to room with Butterworth, none other but rowing trainer Jimmy Durante.

Probably with a better script the team of Butterworth and Durante might have done better, but this was a slapdash affair that MGM put together. The love interest is a Cinderella story involving team captain Phil Regan and Butterworth's daughter Maxine Doyle. What a difference taking off your glasses can make as Clark Kent would be the first to tell.

MGM house songwriters Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed contributed a most unmemorable score. Jimmy Durante wisely had his own, I Say It With Music interpolated for his number. The main song in the film was The Carlo, a big singing and dancing number that Nelson Eddy sang. Eddy was being showcased as a possible new leading man and would be the following year in Naughty Marietta with Jeanette MacDonald.

Student Tour is all right and entertaining, but could have stood a lot of improvement.

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