COLLEGE
starring Buster Keaton
PHOTOPLAY
November, 1927

Another variation of the grind who sets out to become the varsity athletic star. Buster tackles the baseball nine, the track team and the crew, but, of course, he wins the heroine. He cops the boat race by strapping the lost rudder to his back and sitting in the water behind the shell. The dead pan star isn't as funny as he was a year or so ago, and "College" is just a fair farce.


COLLEGE
starring Buster Keaton
PICTURE PLAY
December, 1927

"College," the title of Buster Keaton's new picture, plainly tells what it is about, so one finds what one expects, especially if one has discerned comic possibilities in the sight of Mr. Keaton as an athlete. First the comedian isa bookish student who attempts to excel in every form of athletics in order to live down the stigma snapped at him by his sweetheart, who calls him a weak-kneed weaking. Thus Mr. Keaton is shown awkwardly attempting to spring, to play baseball, to hurdle, and so on, retiring from each effort a failrure. But when the girl telephones him that she is held prisoner in her dormitory by the campus cad, Mr. Keaton dashes to her and surmounts obstacles in a way to leave no doubt of his success as an athlete. Anne Cornwall is the girl. The picture is tolerably amusing, depending on how much former Keaton comedies have pleased you.


For more information, see "College" as our "Feature of the Month"

Video source: Kino

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