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Confessions of a Co-Ed (1931)

A young college student gets pregnant by the man she loves, but circumstances prevent their marrying, so she marries a classmate she doesn't love. Soon, however, her lover returns, and she finds herself in a dilemma as to who to choose.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Phillips Holmes ... Dan Carter
Sylvia Sidney ... Patricia Harper
Norman Foster ... Hal Evans
Claudia Dell ... Peggy
Florence Britton ... Adelaide
Martha Sleeper ... Lucille
Dorothy Libaire ... Mildred Stevens
Marguerite Warner ... Sally
George Irving ... College President
Winter Hall ... Dean Winslow
Eulalie Jensen ... Dean Marbridge
Bruce Coleman Bruce Coleman ... Mark
The Rhythm Boys ... Vocal Trio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Barris ... Harry (as The Rhythm Boys)
Bing Crosby ... Bing (as The Rhythm Boys)
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A young college student gets pregnant by the man she loves, but circumstances prevent their marrying, so she marries a classmate she doesn't love. Soon, however, her lover returns, and she finds herself in a dilemma as to who to choose.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confissões de uma Jovem See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


Soundtracks

When I Take My Sugar to Tea
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played on the piano when Pat returns to the sorority as the girls are rehearsing
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Despite the salacious content, it's not particularly interesting...or very good.
16 April 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Confessions of a Co-Ed" is a terribly dated and dull film. It's also odd because its both highly moralistic AND extremely salacious...a strange Pre-Code combination!

The story is set at a college, yet, like so many films you NEVER see anyone go to class or do much of anything related to school. Instead, much of the students' energies seem to be focused on scoring....though words like pregnancy and the like are never used. Instead, it's all strongly implied.

Patricia (Sylvia Sidney) is a new student and the male students seem gaga about her...especially Hal and Dan. Dan is a bit of a ladies man and seems bent on scoring with Patricia. Hal is secretly a weasel who who do anything to get Patricia. What's next? See the film.

The movie is a confusing morality tale. On one hand it comes off as rather old fashioned and severe....but on the other it seems to espouse the morality you'd see in a post-code film. As a result, it's weird...and not particularly good.

If you do watch the film, look for Bing Crosby in one of his earliest film roles. He plays himself, by the way. Also, the child in the story is played by Dickie Moore...a child actor who played babies and small children in a bazillion films!


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