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Maybe It's Love (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 4 October 1930 (USA)
A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them... See full summary »

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Nan
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Yates
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Laura Lee ...
Betty
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Whiskers
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College Professor
George Bickel ...
Trustee
Russell Saunders ...
Russ Saunders of Southern California (as Russ Saunders)
Tim Moynihan ...
Tim Moynihan of Notre Dame
Bill Banker ...
Bill Banker of Tulane University
Howard Harpster ...
Howard Harpster of Carnegie Tech
Ray Montgomery ...
Ray Montgomery of Univ. of Pittsburgh
Otto Pommerening ...
Otto Pommerening of Michigan
Red Sleight ...
Red Sleight of Purdue (as E.N. Sleight)
Kenneth Haycraft ...
Kenneth Haycraft of Minnesota
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A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them over to her college. But the players get angry and threaten to walk out when they find out that they have been fooled, and they get even madder when they discover that she has actually fallen in love with one of their own teammates (James Hall). Written by Beeb E. Rebozo

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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4 October 1930 (USA)  »

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Eleven Men and a Girl  »

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Trivia

The cast includes members of the 1928 and 1929 All-American football teams. The "Stuart Erwin" who plays Brown of Harvard is a football player, not the actor of the same name; Ray Montgomery is also a football player, and not the actor of the same name. See more »

Quotes

Nan: It's alcohol! That's gotten you kicked out of a dozen colleges.
Tommy: It's got a kick, all right.
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Crazy Credits

Joe E. Brown's character is called "Yates" in the credits, but is always referred to as Speed Hanson in the dialogue. Similarly, Sumner Getchell is billed as "Whiskers" but is called only Ned, and George Irving is credited as "College Professor," but is actually President Sheffield of the college. See more »

Connections

Version of The College Widow (1915) See more »

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Maybe It's Love
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler and George W. Meyer
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Joan Bennett and then by James Hall
Also played on a record
Also sung by the team
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Eleven Men And A Girl
18 August 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A pretty coed uses an ancient feminine technique to entice an All-American team of football players to enroll at her father's college.

Comic Joe E. Brown dominates this mild little comedy from what is essentially a supporting role and there are longish periods of screen time when he all but disappears. Front & center, however, he is very funny, his elastic face and enormous mouth a sure sign of hilarity for the audience. Whether teaching young Joan Bennett how to flirt with boys, dealing with a honey-hungry bear, or becoming frantic while locked in a cellar during the final football game with a very belligerent millionaire, Brown always knows how to churn out the laughs.

While Brown is allowed no romantics of his own, that department is very capably handled by Miss Bennett & likable rich kid James Hall. Their sequences together are pleasant, although unremarkable.

An uncredited Anders Randolf plays Hall's wealthy, apoplectic father. The All-American Football Eleven from the late 1920's play themselves and they are a sturdy inclusion. One or two can even almost act.

This film is sometimes shown under the title ELEVEN MEN AND A GIRL (1930).


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