~The Fair Co-Ed~
~329-159: Marion Davies & Johnny Mack Brown~

Marion Davies ...  Marion
Johnny Mack Brown ...  Bob
Jane Winton ...  Betty
Thelma Hill ...  Rose
Lillian Leighton ...  Housekeeper
Gene Stone ...  Herbert
James Bradbury Sr. ...  (uncredited)
Lou Costello ...  Extra (uncredited)
Joel McCrea ...  Student (uncredited)
Jacques Tourneur ...  Extra (uncredited)
Directed by: Sam Wood

Written by:
Joseph Farnham - titles
Byron Morgan - writer

Based on the play by George Ade.
In the spirit of female stars both before and after her, 30-year-old Marion Davies plays a girl a decade
younger than herself (actually the men are guilty of this too -- both Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd
played college students while in their early 30s). Davies, fortunately, was athletic enough to pull off the
part of a college basketball star -- plus she had the comedic talents to make this film both a critical and
commercial success. This picture also won a long-term MGM contract for its co-star, ex-football player
Johnny Mack Brown. Marion (Davies) doesn't want to go to Bingham college -- that is, until she meets
Dixon (Brown), who is working his way through school by coaching the girl's basketball team. She eagerly
joins the team and becomes their star player. Things seem to be going well between Marion and Dixon,
but when they have a misunderstanding, she huffily misses a big game, which her team loses. As a result,
she is ostracized by her fellow students. Finally, a burst of college spirit inspires her to enter the crucial
game, which she wins for Bingham in the last seconds. She also wins back her popularity and Dixon.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~329-137: Marion Davies, Jane Winton and John Mack Brown~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Cosmopolitan Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Produced by: Sam Wood
Cinematography by: John F. Seitz
Film Editing by: Conrad A. Nervig
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons & A. Arnold Gillespie
Costumes by: Gilbert Clark

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 71 Minutes
Released: October 23, 1927