Above: William Haines gazing at his gal pal Joan Crawford in "West Point."
"West Point" 1928
Cast: Release date - January 2, 1928 (premiere), January 8, 1928 (Nationwide, U.S.A.)
Bruce Wayne (no, not Batman's alter ego. This character is played by William Haines) is a football star who enters West Point and makes no friends with his arrogant nature. He rebels against the academy and all of its strict rules and he eventually resigns. However, he returns just in time to help his team win the big football game. Betty Channing (Joan) is his love interest, a small role for her, in a film completely geared toward William Haines.
Joan caused quite a stir whilst filming on location at the military academy in the summer of 1927. She not only refused to
wear stockings, but it was rumored she had more than a few flings with the cadets, one of which was expelled from the academy
for having an affair with her. [www.imdb.com].
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Film Daily had this to say, "Bright and breezy comedy skit involving the cadet maneuvers at West Point and in particular
the affairs of a wisecracking "plebe". William Haines the chesty "Mr. Dumbjohn" who gets some of the starch
taken out of him before the end. Joan Crawford the girl. William Bakewell in a first-rate bit as hero's buddy."
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