The Freshman (1925) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James Anderson

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Nerdy freshman Harold Lamb, an innocent from the sticks, arrives at college believing it's just like in the movies. He wants desperately to fit in, and assumes that if he acts and dresses like "The College Hero" of yore, he will become popular. Of course, the real popular crowd makes great fun of him. The cheap suit he orders for the "Fall Frolic" isn't ready in time, so a tailor follows him around at the party and patches up rips and tears as they occur; and when "Speedy" Lamb turns out for the football team, he's given the assignment of replacement tackle dummy. But Peggy takes pity on him, and circumstances ultimately turn out to put this nice guy on top. This delightful silent classic shows that, nearly 80 years later, campus types remain startlingly similar, from the prissy dean and hard-nosed coach to the nasty hazers.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Age group    -   trouble in college

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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