The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

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    • The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      THE SWEETHEART OF SIGMA CHI
      aka THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS

      DIRECTED BY EDWIN L. MARIN
      PRODUCED BY W.T. LACKEY
      W.T. LACKEY PRODUCTIONS
      FOX FILM CORPORATION





      Information From IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Bob North (Buster Crabbe), woman-shy and a member of the college rowing crew
      falls for sorority-girl Vivian (Mary Carlisle), who is being courted by Morley Charles Starrett,
      also a member of the rowing crew. Vivian bets her sorority sisters that she can make Bob
      fall head-over-heels in love with her...and proceeds to do. Bob learns about the bet
      and calls off the courtship. But Vivian has also fallen in love with him.
      He has also been dismissed from the crew.
      He returns when Morley is injured in an auto accident.
      Will the team win the big rowing race?
      Will Bob and Vivian get back together?
      What about Morley?
      Written by Les Adams

      Full Cast
      Mary Carlisle ... Vivian
      Buster Crabbe ... Bob North
      Charles Starrett ... Morley
      Florence Lake ... Dizzy
      Eddie Tamblyn ... Harry
      Sally Starr ... Madge
      Mary Blackford ... Bunny
      Tom Dugan ... Trainer (as Tommy Dugan)
      Burr McIntosh ... Professor
      Major Goodsell ... Coach
      Grady Sutton ... Pledge
      Purnell Pratt ... Doctor
      Franklin Parker ... House Prexy
      Ted Fio Rito ... Ted Fio Rito, Orchestra Leader (as Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra)
      Leif Erickson ... Band Singer with Ted Fio Rito
      Bill Carey ... Band Member
      Betty Grable ... Band Singer with Ted Fio Rito
      Muzzy Marcellino ... Band Member
      Three Midshipmen ... Speciality Act
      Blue Keys ... Speciality Act (as The Three Blue Keys)
      Billy McDonald ... Three Midshipmen Member
      David Ward ... Pledge
      Lynton Brent ... Spectator (uncredited)
      Bob Farrell ... Three Midshipmen Member (uncredited)
      Jesse Hibbs ... Student (uncredited)
      Robert Morrison ... Student (uncredited)
      Gordon Oliver ... Student (uncredited)
      Max Terrill ... Three Midshipmen Member (uncredited)
      Dick Winslow ... Student (uncredited)
      John Wayne? ... Uncredited

      Writing Credits
      Albert DeMond ... dialogue/ screenplay
      Luther Reed ... dialogue/ screenplay
      George Waggner ... story

      Original Music
      Edward Ward (uncredited)

      Cinematography
      Gilbert Warrenton

      Trivia
      Copy in the Library of Congress

      Goofs
      Unknown

      Filming Locations
      Unknown
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933) starring Mary Carlisle and Buster Crabbe,
      was directed by Edwin L. Marin
      It is thought that John Wayne appeared in this film,
      but this is not confirmed

      There appears to be a Copy in the Library of Congress
      Although there is no definite proof that Duke
      was in this movie, it is probably the one film
      where his participation is widely discussed.
      Tim Lilley and Fred Landesman,
      have been surmising over this picture,
      and are unsure as to the setting,
      but they do believe it was taken
      around 1933, the same time Duke
      received a contract to star in Dawn Rider
      when 'Sweetheart' was being filmed.



      Photo courtesy Tim Lilley

      This photgraph with Buster Crabbe,
      and Duke wearing a mouchtache,
      could be a still from the film,
      or a photograph taken at the time.

      AFI said,

      Although a contemporary news item in
      Hollywood Review noted that the actor John Wayne
      had been cast in the film, he did not appear in the picture


      Tim Lilley said,

      With a little more digging and from a lead by
      film historian John Stovall.
      I got a copy of 'Sweetheart'.
      Numerous viewings of this fair copy,
      could not confirm any on camera participation
      by the Duke


      As more information comes to light,
      we may one day confirm this.



      A real sweetie from 1933,
      Author: ptb-8 from Australia

      Here is a film I thought was lost; I just cannot believe I have managed to finally see it. I recently manged to get a very (visually) poor copy of a copy of a copy of a copy from a collector in the US for which I am very grateful. While the picture quality was watery at best, the obvious cuteness, pep and effervescence in this funny spunky university musical reached across 74 years to make me yearn for a good clear DVD copy. THE SWEETHEART OF SIGMA CHI is just lovely in its music, it's lively funny tone, and the fact that it is made during the depression to entertain and make sad audiences feel lively and happy. It also boasts enough pre code beefcake and fresh talent to have kept it in circulation for most of the 30s. Here is a film full of unknowns who became major stars within two years of its release: Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon), Charles Starratt who was to be The Durango Kid western star at Columbia for 17 years, + Betty Grable, about to appear in enough Astaire Rogers musicals to catapult her to heaven, Leif Ericson, and rising glamourpuss Mary Carsilse... and musical/orchestra favourite Ted Fio Rito. Also it is very well produced, with locations and sets/costumes that continually allow it to seem youthful, fashionable and alive. Basically it is about one girl who strings all the rowboat crew along, until handsome he man Buster falls for her and this pits him against rowing pals for affections and sees the big race in peril etc... Bustr Crabbe was an Olympic star from the Los Angeles meet of 1932 and instantly began to appear in films in 1933 when he was only 27. Has there ever been a more handsome man on screen in the 30s? His beefcake scenes in this is film (+ the Tarzan ones also made in '33 + as Flash Gordon in '36) gave him a reputation as the thinking man's sports filmstar. SIGMA CHI lets the shirtless scenes do the talking and I assume women would have yelled in delight right across America when this appeared. The musical numbers are charming... Grable even has a few, and the whole silly lovely sunny funny film is all over in 70 minutes. A good re release on DVD would be a great event indeed.... This again proves what a terrific young company Monogram was in '33 with an excellent looking and sounding lively film. The opening scenes presumably on 'the campus' look to be filmed in new Los Angeles streets with modern big homes supposedly as the campus houses; it allows the film to look modern and prosperous... then there is this great looking cast of 20 somethings in snazzy 30s styles who assemble and kick start the film to a delicious musical boost. It was re made in 1947 also by Monogram with the same title... and famous for a review that said "more bounce than a bad cheque"... well
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      chisum2 wrote:

      Apart from this film which I was going to query, there is another film called, The Lone Star Ranger, made in 1930, which I was told was another film John Wayne was in as an uncredited extra, can this be confirmed? I would appreciate it if someone would let me know at chisum2@yahoo.co.uk many thanks, Clive.


      Clive, It would be better if answered on the forum,
      here is our profile on
      The Lone Star Ranger
      where Duke's 'participation' is mentioned
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      Hi

      I have just watched a poor copy of sweetheart of sigma chi but could make out Buster Crabbe never mind JW!

      Sorry that this is really no news at all but what I did manage to esablish was the publicity still shown below was not any kind of scene in the film and certainly JW (Duke Morrison) was not credited on this film.

      Elly

      [LEFT][SIZE=1][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/SIZE][/LEFT]
      [B][B]Be who you are & say what you feel Because those who mind dont matter & those who matter dont mind[/B][/B]
       
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      Elly wrote:

      Hi

      I have just watched a poor copy of sweetheart of sigma chi but could make out Buster Crabbe never mind JW!

      Sorry that this is really no news at all but what I did manage to esablish was the publicity still shown below was not any kind of scene in the film and certainly JW (Duke Morrison) was not credited on this film.

      Elly


      Thanks for this information Elly.
      It confirms previous quotes in this thread.
      The question is, do we still include this movie
      in Duke's Filmography?
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      Hi Keith

      I am keeping it on my list until such time as I can view a good copy and say he definately was not in it.

      Even then I will likely keep it there as it is mooted that this publicity still is from this film. So if that is the case the JW worked on this film even though, as is also mooted his scenes were cut.

      This is basically the same for Women of all nations, except we do not have any pics with JW from this film.

      Both of the films COULD be viewed at UCLA to confirm or deny JW can be seen, but so far, I cannot find anyone to do this. SHAME but that's life.

      Elly

      [LEFT][SIZE=1][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/SIZE][/LEFT]
      [B][B]Be who you are & say what you feel Because those who mind dont matter & those who matter dont mind[/B][/B]
       
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      Elly wrote:


      Both of the films COULD be viewed at UCLA to confirm or deny JW can be seen, but so far, I cannot find anyone to do this. SHAME but that's life.
      Elly


      To bad we don't have a wealthy benefactor on this board, he, or she, could fly you on over, for a couple' a three weeks, to study the films yourself ! :wink_smile:


      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      It was my understanding that the photo was a publicity photo for the film, and that although John Wayne was in the film, his scene was cut. It would be nice to find something definitive somewhere so we could know for sure.
      "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      chester7777 wrote:

      To bad we don't have a wealthy benefactor on this board, he, or she, could fly you on over, for a couple' a three weeks, to study the films yourself ! :wink_smile:


      Chester :newyear:


      Too bad we do not have anyone who lives closer to go and watch these films!

      [LEFT][SIZE=1][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/SIZE][/LEFT]
      [B][B]Be who you are & say what you feel Because those who mind dont matter & those who matter dont mind[/B][/B]
       
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      chester7777 wrote:

      To bad we don't have a wealthy benefactor on this board, he, or she, could fly you on over, for a couple' a three weeks, to study the films yourself ! :wink_smile:


      Chester :newyear:

      Any wealthy benefactor, please send me the money I'll go, ha ha
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      I. “Wayne’s one scene in the film (with a moustache) was edited out of the final print. [Photograph showing JW in this role appears on page 348].” Page 3901

      II. “Note: although a contemporary news item in HR [Hollywood Reporter] noted that John Wayne had been cast in the film, he did not appear in the final print.”8

      III. American Film Institute list cast “Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Charles Starrett , Eddie Tamblyn. Directed by Edwin L. Marin”8

      IV. No print has been viewed by the American Film Institute.8

      V. This film has been viewed by the authors, however the quality is so poor that we were unable to say if John Wayne can be seen in this film or not. We were able to establish that John Wayne’s name does not appear in the opening or closing credits of this film.

      With thanks to Elly
      John Wayne Before Stagecoach
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)

      Howdy Everyone,

      I've just noticed that The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi Google video was removed. The old link is here...

      video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3563030986981993208

      Did anyone here happen to rip it and save a copy?

      Sure would appreciate help getting a download!

      Thanks,
      Chris Elliott
    • Re: The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi - Anyone have it?

      mccflo99 wrote:

      Howdy Everyone,

      I've just noticed that The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi Google video was removed. The old link is here...

      video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3563030986981993208

      Did anyone here happen to rip it and save a copy?

      Sure would appreciate help getting a download!

      Thanks,
      Chris Elliott


      Chris thanks for your post.
      I did rip a copy of it and I will look for it,
      in the meantime if any other member can help, please do.

      Here is our thread
      The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

      I have also copied these posts to that thread
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England