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Student Tour (1934)

Passed | | Musical | 5 October 1934 (USA)
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 »


Charles Reisner (as Charles F. Reisner)


Ralph Spence (screen play), Philip Dunne (screen play) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Durante ... Hank Merman - Trainer of the Crew
Charles Butterworth ... Ethelred Lippincott - Professor of Philosophy
Maxine Doyle ... Ann Lippincott - Ethelred's Niece
Phil Regan ... Bobby Kane - Captain and Stroke of the Crew
Douglas Fowley ... Mushy
Nelson Eddy ... Nelson Eddy
Florine McKinney ... Lilith - the College Vamp
Monte Blue ... Jeff Kane - Bobby's Brother and Coach of the Crew


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 liner. When the crew's coxswain develops laryngitis just before the big race, Ann substitutes for him at the last minute, and sets the pace with her singing. Written by David Bassler

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English | Chinese | French

Release Date:

5 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caravana de bellezas See more »

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Technical Specs


(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's initial telecast in New York City took place Monday 7 October 1957 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first aired 27 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in Philadelphia it sneaked out of the MGM vault 4 August 1959 on the All Night Show on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »


Saga: May I be so uncouth as to present my beloved daughter, Sum Toy... My sunflower unfortunately speaks none of your exquisite and soul-inspiring English.
Ethelred Lippincott - Professor of Philosophy: Oh, don't apologize. I'm sharing my cabin with a gentleman like that.
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The Snake Dance
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Copyright 1934 by Robbins Music Corp.
Performed by Betty Grable and Phil Regan
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Row team hits the road with durante and butterworth
13 September 2017 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Jimmy Durante is in here, so we know there will be piano playing, singing, and dancing. Charles Butterworth is here, clearly for the dry, word play and humor. Nelson Eddy is here for the long, baritone solos. Betty Grable and assorted co-stars make for the love stories that abound. There's a plot in here somewhere about the rowing team taking a world tour on a ship, if they can pass the exams. They are "aboard the S.S. Acadia"... somewhere on the back lot, although at the time, the thought of going to Thailand and India probably seemed quite exotic to the viewing public. Running gag about Professor Lippincott (Butterworth) being presented with his own China girl, which only confuses him. He keeps trying to lose her... with NO success. Phil Regan is the captain of the rowing team, and he (and everyone) get in and out of trouble throughout the film. This thing goes all around the mulberry bush, but it's fun to go along for the ride. The big ending is the final race ... somewhere. This shows now and then on Turner Classics... up to 90 votes, currently. Catch it if you can. Some fun, big names in here, many of which would go on to be HUGE Hollywood names. Directed by Chuck Reisner, who had started as actor/director in the early days of silents, and moved easily into the talkies. It's a fun one, with a pretty good story line.

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