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  • Start Cheering (1938)
  • Passed
    78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Start Cheering (1938)
Passed
78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Fed up with movie life, film star Ted Crosley quits pictures to enroll in Midland College, much to the horror of his manager Sam Lewis and his stooge-friend Willie Gumbatz. Ted wishes to enroll in school under an assumed name but Sam, ...See moreFed up with movie life, film star Ted Crosley quits pictures to enroll in Midland College, much to the horror of his manager Sam Lewis and his stooge-friend Willie Gumbatz. Ted wishes to enroll in school under an assumed name but Sam, hoping to nip his school plans in the bud, tips off the school and the press. En route, Ted has met and fallen in love with Jean Worthington, daughter of Dean Worthington, who is counting on Ted's enrollment to save his job. As the hero of many college and football films, Ted gets a royal welcome when he arrives. In an effort to make the Midland football team a bigger draw and pay off the stadium debt, Ted is put on the varsity team--where his exploits don't match those he had on screen, and he is actually a liability. He soon incurs the enmity of Biff Gordon, the school's football hero and Ted's rival for Jean. Biff sets Ted up with a fake fraternity initiation, wherein Ted passes on the tin fraternity ring, taken from a candy box, to Jean. Suspecting unjustly that Jean was part of the hoax, Ted quits school and signs a big radio contract. When the school learns of the hoax, it suspends Biff and the entire team on the eve of the big game. Ted hears about it and his loyalty to the school prompts him to return and square the team with the faculty, and they win the big game. Ted, still believing that Jean was in on the trick, boards a train back to New York. Jean learns that Ted is about to lose his radio contract because he can't get back in time, and suggests to Sam that he arrange with the school for Ted to broadcast from the stadium, using the college band and glee club. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Writers
Eugene Solow (screen play) | Richard Wormser (screen play) (as Richard E. Wormser) | Philip Rapp (screen play) | Corey Ford (story)
Cinematographer
Joseph Walker (photography)
Editor
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Updated Mar 3, 1938

Release date
Mar 3, 1938 (United States)

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94 cast members
Name Known for
Jimmy Durante
Willie Gumbatz Willie Gumbatz   See fewer
Walter Connolly
Sam Lewis Sam Lewis   See fewer
Joan Perry
Jean Worthington Jean Worthington   See fewer
Charles Starrett
Ted Crosley Ted Crosley   See fewer
Craig E. Earle
Professor Quiz (as Professor Quiz) Professor Quiz (as Professor Quiz)   See fewer
Raymond Walburn
Dean Worthington Dean Worthington   See fewer
The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges The Three Stooges   See fewer
Broderick Crawford
Biff Gordon Biff Gordon   See fewer
Hal Le Roy
'Tarzan' Biddle 'Tarzan' Biddle   See fewer
Ernest Truex
Blodgett Blodgett   See fewer
Chaz Chase
Shorty (as Chaz. Chase) Shorty (as Chaz. Chase)   See fewer
Jimmy Wallington
Announcer Jimmy Wallington Announcer Jimmy Wallington   See fewer
Gene Morgan
Coach Burns Coach Burns   See fewer
Arthur Hoyt
Librarian Librarian   See fewer
Howard Hickman
Dr. Fosdick Dr. Fosdick   See fewer
Minerva Urecal
Miss Grimley Miss Grimley   See fewer
Arthur Loft
Joe Green Joe Green   See fewer
Nick Lukats
Nick Lukats Nick Lukats   See fewer
Louis Prima and His Band
Musical Ensemble (as Louis Prima with his Band) Musical Ensemble (as Louis Prima with his Band)   See fewer
Johnny Green and His Orchestra
Musical Ensemble (as Johnny Green and his Orchestra) Musical Ensemble (as Johnny Green and his Orchestra)   See fewer
Johnny Green
Johnny Green - Conductor of His Orchestra Johnny Green - Conductor of His Orchestra   See fewer
Louis Prima
Louis Prima - Conductor of his Band Louis Prima - Conductor of his Band   See fewer
William Arnold
Director (uncredited) Director (uncredited)   See fewer
Jerry Bergen
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Blackwood
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
William A. Boardway
Board Member (uncredited) Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Don Brodie
The Dean's Secretary (uncredited) The Dean's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Lane Chandler
Field Judge (uncredited) Field Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
Russ Clark
Football Trainer (uncredited) Football Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
Wes Clark
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Rube Clifford
Owner of Car (uncredited) Owner of Car (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Conrad
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Edith Craig
Peggy (uncredited) Peggy (uncredited)   See fewer
Lew Davis
Candy Vendor on Train (uncredited) Candy Vendor on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexandria Dean
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Barney Dean
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Dorothy Dean
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Vernon Dent
Pops - the Soda Jerk (uncredited) Pops - the Soda Jerk (uncredited)   See fewer
Ann Doran
Green's Secretary (uncredited) Green's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Elliott
Station Agent (uncredited) Station Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Fetherston
Man at Water Fountain and Who Sets Up Broadcast Equipment (uncredited) Man at Water Fountain and Who Sets Up Broadcast Equipment (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Fine
Larry - One of the Three Stooges (uncredited) Larry - One of the Three Stooges (uncredited)   See fewer
James Flavin
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Gainer
Umpire (uncredited) Umpire (uncredited)   See fewer
John Gallaudet
Radio Sportscaster (uncredited) Radio Sportscaster (uncredited)   See fewer
Harold Goodwin
Assistant Director (uncredited) Assistant Director (uncredited)   See fewer
Carlton Griffin
Director (uncredited) Director (uncredited)   See fewer
Chuck Hamilton
Assistant Coach (uncredited) Assistant Coach (uncredited)   See fewer
Jane Hamilton
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Mercedes Hill
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Ruth Hilliard
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Curly Howard
Curly - One of the Three Stooges (uncredited) Curly - One of the Three Stooges (uncredited)   See fewer
Moe Howard
Moe - One of the Three Stooges (uncredited) Moe - One of the Three Stooges (uncredited)   See fewer
Arthur Stuart Hull
Train Passenger with Luggage (uncredited) Train Passenger with Luggage (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Johnson
Gas Station Man (uncredited) Gas Station Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Dean Kaye
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
William Lally
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward LeSaint
First Overseer (uncredited) First Overseer (uncredited)   See fewer
Lucille Lund
Flossie (uncredited) Flossie (uncredited)   See fewer
Stanley Mack
Studio Writer (uncredited) Studio Writer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ed McCabe
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert McClung
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Melton
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles R. Moore
Train Porter (uncredited) Train Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
Wedgwood Nowell
Board Member (uncredited) Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Ted Oliver
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Garry Owen
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
House Peters Jr.
Football Playing Student (uncredited) Football Playing Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Gus Reed
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Rhein
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Claire Rochelle
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Harold Schlickenmayer
Referee (uncredited) Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
C. Montague Shaw
Dr. Atwell - Board Member (uncredited) Dr. Atwell - Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Sheldon
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
John Shelton
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Dorothy Short
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Bruce Sidney
Assistant Producer (uncredited) Assistant Producer (uncredited)   See fewer
Phillips Smalley
Professor (uncredited) Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
Al St. John
Station Master (uncredited) Station Master (uncredited)   See fewer
William Stelling
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Sully
Jimmy - Student Accosting Jean (uncredited) Jimmy - Student Accosting Jean (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Thorpe
Head Linesman (uncredited) Head Linesman (uncredited)   See fewer
Hilda Title
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
June Ward
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Bruce Warren
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Lloyd Whitlock
Second Overseer (uncredited) Second Overseer (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank C. Wilson
Publicity Man (uncredited) Publicity Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Carol Wyndham
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeff York
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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