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Mother Is a Freshman

Mother Is a Freshman(1949)

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Brief Synopsis

Widow Abby Abbott is having serious money problems and has to dip into the family trust in order to pay for her daughter Susan's college tuition. The catch: Abby must also become a co-ed or she can't touch the money. After passing her entrance exams, Abby goes to college and becomes very popular, especially with a handsome English professor whom Susan has a crush on.

Cast & Crew

Lloyd Bacon Director
Loretta Young Abby Abbott
Van Johnson Prof. Richard Michaels
Rudy Vallee John Heaslip
Barbara Lawrence Louise Sharp
Robert Arthur Beaumont Jackson
Betty Lynn Susan Abbott
Griff Barnett Dean William Gillingham
Kathleen Hughes Rhoda Adams
Claire Meade Mrs. Gillingham
Eddie Dunn George
Virginia Brissac Miss Grimes
Charles Lane Mr. De Haven, examiner

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 11 Mar 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  EB* ; UCLA
35mm nitrate; 4 reels of 4 (ca. 8000 ft.); M17506; F109-L12-1
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  81 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,281    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Mother Was A Freshman

    Colleen 2011-09-12

    Lots of fun. I hope it come out on DVD soon. MORE>

  • Mother is a Freshman

    Rosie Kinzel 2011-04-27

    This is such a wonderful film. It just doesn't get much better than this. It was written and cast so beautifully. I call this a Champagne and... MORE>

  • Mother Is a Freshman (1949)

    Celia Trimboli 2011-03-02

    Nice late 1940's comedy. Loretta Young is gorgeous. The color is exquisite. Please release to DVD very soon. MORE>