Cast & Crew
Patricia Mansfield, a product of wealth and high society, is sent to Colton College by her father, who hopes to eradicate her snobbish veneer. On the train, Pat meets Denis Adams, a prominent athlete who is working his way through school as coach of the girls' track team; he introduces her to track star Charlie Paddock. Through efforts to keep her associates in place, Pat sinks deeper into the mire of antagonism; her only friends are Harriet Porter and Knute Knudson, the Swedish janitor. Trying to escape from Knute's pet mouse, she passes Paddock like a streak of lightning. Joining the fast set, Pat is soon branded as the campus flirt; realizing her foolishness, she sets out to vindicate herself by joining the track team. Before a meet, Graham Stearns abducts Adams, and Pat, in rescuing him, is herself detained. Knute rescues her in time for the race, and, in a screaming finish with chasing policemen, Paddock saves the event by running the last lap.
This film was shot in part on location at the University of Southern California. Variety commented concerning Swedish dialect comedian El Brendel: "For attention the star is given a close run by El Brendel (formerly of Brendel and Burt in vaudeville). Brendel will undoubtedly do much more camera work if this first effort is a criterion. Here he plays a Swede waiter in a school dormitory, extracting successive laughs throughout. His appearance is not unlike Langdon, but that doesn't mean he is mimicking. Not so, Brendel gives every evidence of taking care of himself."