College Rhythm
Directed byNorman Taurog
Screenplay by
Story byGeorge Marion, Jr.
Produced byLouis D. Lighton
StarringJack Oakie
Mary Brian
Joe Penner
Edited by
Music byTom Satterfield
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 23, 1934 (1934-11-23) (United States)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

College Rhythm is a 1934 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Jack Oakie, Mary Brian and Joe Penner. The budget was $537,000. Filming started August 16, 1934.[1]


Cocky college football star Francis Finnegan has his eye on the attractive Gloria van Dayham, as does his rival, Larry Stacey.

Francis gets a job in a department store owned by Stacey's father, where salesgirl June Cort develops an attraction to him. Finnegan proposes that Stacey's store sponsor a football team, which causes rival shop owner Whimple to do likewise. The team's head cheerleader, Mimi, falls for team mascot Joe, meanwhile, and everybody pairs off with the perfect partner after the big game.



  1. ^ Michael A. Hoey, Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Film Career of Norman Taurog, Bear Manor Media (2013).