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Scene from College Swing: Gracie plays “Gracie Alden” is a descendant of the founder of Alden College. For generations the Alden women have attempted to graduate from college and failed. Whenever an Alden woman does graduate, she will inherit the college along all the financial prestige it carries. Bob Hope plays “Budd” who is on staff at the college and has a stake in seeing Gracie take over the college.
Budd: Students come and students go, but the Aldens go on forever.
Gracie: Hello, Budd.
Budd: I bet among the many pages of these dusty volumes you’re finding many a nut to crack.
Gracie: You said it, and some of them won’t even crack.
[Scene: one-room school house in 1738, Gracie is playing her great-great-great grandmother who is struggling to complete school. It is graduation day and she has come up hoping that she would have earned her diploma. Edward Everett Horton plays the principal, later playing the administrator of the trust fund that supports the school in 1938.]
Principal: Tut tut tut, child. I told thee not to come up here. Again there is no sheepskin for thee.
Principal: Why, because this is the ninth year that thou hast failed in all thy studies.
College Swing trailer with song and dance to “College Swing”, “The Loneliest Dance”, and “College Swing (Reprise)”
In 1938 George and Gracie starred in a film called College Swing. Gracie is an adult who is still struggling through college, and the payoff, apart from the degree, is a large inheritance and the college itself! What would Gracie do with an institution of higher learning?