So This Is College
So This Is College poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster designed by John Held Jr.
Directed bySam Wood
Screenplay byAl Boasberg
Delmer Daves
Joseph Farnham
Produced bySam Wood
StarringElliott Nugent
Robert Montgomery
Cliff Edwards
Sally Starr
Phyllis Crane
CinematographyLeonard Smith
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Music byMartin Broones
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • November 8, 1929 (1929-11-08)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

So This Is College is a 1929 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Sam Wood, written by Al Boasberg, Delmer Daves and Joseph Farnham, and starring Elliott Nugent, Robert Montgomery in his film debut, Cliff Edwards, Sally Starr and Phyllis Crane. It was released on November 8, 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]


Biff and Eddie, two college classmates at the University of Southern California, are life-long friends, fraternity brothers, and members of the football team. Although they make a vow at the beginning of their senior year that they will no longer allow their pursuit of girls to get into the way of their friendship, they soon break their vow when both fall for pretty Babs Baxter, a popular co-ed. Vying for her affections, Biff and Eddie play pranks on each other that soon causes a serious breach in their relationship. When Eddie finally realizes that Biff wants to marry Babs, he decides to step aside for the sake of their friendship, but at the season's big football game, both realize that Babs has merely been toying with them she introduces them to her fiancé Bruce. After winning the game, Biff and Eddie decide never again to let girls come between them—until they see another pretty girl in the park.



  1. ^ "So This Is College (1929) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "So This Is College". AFI. Retrieved September 3, 2022.