Big Man on Campus Movie Review Summary

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A wildman is discovered living in the tower on a university campus: a deformed hunchback who has very little contact with humans and therefore can't even talk. The hunchback watches the students from his tower and starts liking one girl, Cathy. When he sees her in danger, he runs to help, which leads to his discovery. Doctors are trying to determine whether the man is sane; their opinions differ. Dr. Webster thinks that the hunchback is normal, only undeveloped, and can be taught human habits. Dr. Fisk thinks he is mentally incapable and even dangerous, and therefore should be locked up.
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Dr. Webster wins. The hunchback is given a chance. Cathy and her boyfriend Alex become some sort of his guardians, watching over him and educating him. It turns out that the hunchback, who chooses for himself the name Bob, is actually very clever, if not a genius. He quickly learns to speak, then read, then speed-read. And he is still in love with Cathy. One day he tells this to Alex, her boyfriend, revealing his intention to win Cathy's heart. Alex agrees on letting Cathy decide. When Bob proposes to her, Cathy refuses. The heartbroken Bob goes home, and receives a phone call from Dr. Fisk, still plotting to prove him a violent monster. Dr. Fisk lies to him, saying that Cathy is hurt. Bob runs to the girls' dorm, knocking down a few policemen on the way. It looks like Dr. Fisk's plan might have worked, but eventually Bob manages to reveal her plot and clear his name.
The review of this Movie prepared by Laura Southcombe

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   physically ill or deformed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death

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