Fun Size Review: The Campus Vamp (1928)

Carole Lombard joins the Sennett Bathing Beauties in a beach baseball game but is attacked by aggressive crustaceans. Hey, it’s a living.

This is one of many collegiate comedies that were released in the 1920s and, frankly, it’s not really one of the best. Lombard thoroughly steals the show as the vamp of the title and it’s a blast to see her play, dance and generally shake her fringe. However, the short’s plot is trite (good girl wants good boy to notice her, he prefers bad girl) and most of the gags are dead on arrival. Worth seeing for Lombard fans, at least it’s short.


How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Carole is forced to retreat after those crustaceans mentioned earlier chew off the seat of her swimsuit. Sigh.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: A cheap jellybean mix. There’s, like, one flavor you like and you have to comb through to find it.

Availability: If you want to see the version with Technicolor sequences, it is included as an extra on the Lumivision release of Lombard’s 1937 color film Nothing Sacred.


  1. Gloria Naldi

    I love the “what dessert would it be”, I always enjoy seeing the funny but accurate things you come up with! (loved the dessert in The Delicious Little Devil Fun Size Review, so funny!)

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