Freshman Love from 1936 follows a star rower who is forced to join a good school. He uses a fake name due to his wealthy father’s dislike for schools that have high academic standards.
The classic film was mainly filming at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank (4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, California). The outdoor lake shots were filmed at California’s beautiful local lakes, which were perfect for rowing scenes. Big Bear Lake (Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest) was featured. Also, Lake Arrowhead served as the setting for some lake scenes, also located in the San Bernardino National Forest.