THE FRESHMAN was very popular in its time and has since come to be regarded as the quintessential Harold Lloyd vehicle, mostly because it has been more widely available than his other efforts throughout the years. Interestingly enough, the movie's two classic set pieces are enacted on
the real proving grounds of BMOC-aspiration, circa 1925: the dance floor and the football field; we never see a classroom in the entire film.
Harold Lamb (Lloyd) prepares for his first day of college by rehearsing a routine he is certain will win him instant recognition and popularity: a silly little scissor-legged jig accompanied by a tag phrase, "I'm just a regular fellow. Step r...