AS handsome a man as Dartmouth even offered to the movies, Bob Allen seemed destined to mirror the obscurity of another Dartmouth son in Holywood, Charles Starrett. Allen knocked about in bit parts for several years and could convince no one that his football and college stage training meant anything.
Then he was cast as the young man Grace Moore gave up recently in Love Me Forever. In the opening snow sports scenes, Bob felt much at home, having been prominent in Dartmouth winter carnival of five years ago. Now he has a Columbia contract and will be seen in Guard That Girl; the girl, Florence Rice, Bob Allen, ex-Dartmouth football man, doing the guarding.