in about 100 words or less
US 76m, B&W, Silent
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor; Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James Anderson, Hazel Keener, Joseph Harrington, Pat Harmon
The Freshman is a romantic comedy about a naive college student who is duped into believing that he has a chance at becoming the school’s most popular student. Attempting to make the football team to increase his chances of being the big man on campus, he unwittingly becomes the water boy. Unlike many early comic features which are often little more than a loosely constructed string of gags, Lloyd’s comic misadventures in The Freshman are well integrated into this charming and sentimental story (Klaus Ming November 2016).