Varsity Show

Watch Varsity Show

  • Approved
  • 1937
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • 6.1  (499)

Varsity Show is a 1937 musical comedy film directed by William Keighley and starring Dick Powell, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, and Ted Healy. The plot revolves around a group of college students who are tasked with putting on a variety show in order to save their school from financial ruin. The film starts with the introduction of the main character, Chuck Daly (Dick Powell), a talented singer and songwriter who is attending Winfield College. However, when the college faces financial difficulties, Chuck and his friends are challenged to put on a show to raise enough money to save their school.

As the group prepares for the show, tensions begin to arise between Chuck and his girlfriend, Elaine (Rosemary Lane), who is also a member of the cast. Despite their differences, they continue to work together, along with their friends, to create a spectacular performance.

Throughout the movie, viewers are treated to a variety of musical numbers, including a lively rendition of "Good News" performed by the Pennsylvanians, and a jazzy tap-dance routine featuring Dick Powell. The film also features entertaining cameo appearances by some of the biggest stars of the time, such as Priscilla Lane and Johnnie Davis.

One of the standout performances in the film is delivered by Ted Healy, who plays a washed-up comedian tasked with coaching the group's amateur comedians. Healy's character adds an extra layer of humor to the already lighthearted script, and his comedic timing is impeccable.

As the big night approaches, tensions rise and the students face one setback after another. However, they manage to pull off a successful show, much to the delight of the audience and the relief of the college's administration.

Varsity Show was well-received by audiences and critics alike upon its release, and it's not difficult to understand why. The film is a cheerful, feel-good musical that delivers plenty of laughs and upbeat musical numbers. It's a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, even over 80 years after its original release.

Varsity Show is a 1937 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 20 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Varsity Show
Where to Watch Varsity Show
Varsity Show is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Varsity Show for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 20 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (499)