Sweetheart of the Campus
Directed byEdward Dmytryk
Written byRobert Hardy Andrews
Screenplay byEdmund L. Hartmann
Produced byJack Fier
StarringRuby Keeler
Ozzie Nelson
Harriet Hilliard
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byWilliam A. Lyon
Music byM. W. Stoloff
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 26, 1941 (1941-06-26)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sweetheart of the Campus (also released as Broadway Ahead) is a 1941 American musical comedy film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Ruby Keeler, Ozzie Nelson, and Harriet Hilliard.[1]


Betty Blake (Ruby Keeler) is a lead vocalist for Ozzie Norton's (Ozzie Nelson) orchestra. While performing a one-night stand at a college campus, Betty vows to prevent a hostile takeover of the establishment by puritanical trustee Minnie Sparr (Kathleen Howard). To this end, Betty, Ozzie and his entire band enroll as college students.[2]



  1. ^ Hal Erickson (2012). "Sweetheart of the Campus". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Sweetheart of the Campus (1941) - Edward Dmytryk - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved December 21, 2017.