Mother Is a Freshman

Mother Is a Freshman

Loretta Young
Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Loretta Young
Loretta Young
, Van Johnson
Van Johnson
, Herbert Pryor Vallée
Herbert Pryor Vallée
Lloyd Bacon

DVD (Full Frame)



The same studio that brought forth Father Was a Fullback was responsible for Mother is a Freshman. Loretta Young stars as Abbigail Abbott, the widowed mother of coed Susan Abbott (Betty Lynn). In order to legally validate Susan's scholarship fund (a legacy of her late grandmother), Abigail enrolls in the university as a freshman. Here she is wooed by Professor Richard Michaels (Van Johnson)--much to Susan's dismay, since she'd set her cap for the professor herself. Rudy Vallee reprises the "stuffy middle-aged suitor" characterization he'd essayed in such previous comedies as The Palm Beach Story and Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. Mother is a Freshman afforded audiences the opportunity of glimpsing 20th Century-Fox's familiar "college campus" sets in full Technicolor (these standing sets were also seen in black & white in such 1949 releases as Mr. Belvedere Goes to College and It Happens Every Spring).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2012
UPC: 0024543842101
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 20,256

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Loretta Young Abigail "Abby" Fortitude Abbott
Van Johnson Prof. Richard Michaels
Rudy Vallée Prof. John Heaslip
Barbara Lawrence Louise Sharp
Robert Arthur Beaumont Jackson
Betty Lynn Susan
Griff Barnett Dean Gillingham
Kathleen Hughes Rhoda Adams
Eddie Dunn George
Claire Meade Mrs. Gillingham
Virginia Brissac Miss Grimes
Charles Lane Mr. DeHaven
Kathryn Card Mrs. Grammerton
Richard Taylor Butch
Marietta Canty Beulah
Richard Clayton Actor
Gene Evans Man
Mickey Finn Joe Granite
Henri Letondal Prof. Romaine
Lee MacGregor College Student
George Mathews Actor
Roger McGee Actor
John Miles Actor
Debra Paget Linda
Robert Patten Young Man
Buster Phelps Jack
Ruth Tobey June Walker
Pat Combs Cab Driver
Marion Colby Actor
Geneva Gray Bit Girl

Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
Raphael Blau Screenwriter
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Mary Loos Screenwriter
Walter Morosco Producer
Kay Nelson Costumes/Costume Designer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Maurice Ransford Art Director
William H. Reynolds Editor
Richard Sale Screenwriter
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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