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Director:
Writers:
Harvey Gates (story) and
Howard Emmett Rogers (dialogue)
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Release Date:
7 March 1930 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Another touchdown from First National. (Trade Paper ad). See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Marty Reid

Loretta Young ... Patricia Carlyle

Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Honey Smith (as Guinn Williams)
Marion Byron ... Mazie
Phyllis Crane ... Dot
Bert Rome ... Coach Wilson

Lane Chandler ... Assistant Coach Kane

Allan Lane ... Ed Kirby
Floyd Shackelford ... Trainer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rae Samuels
Marjorie Kane ... Student (uncredited)

John Wayne ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward F. Cline 
 
Writing credits
Harvey Gates (story)

Howard Emmett Rogers  dialogue
Howard Emmett Rogers  scenario
Howard Emmett Rogers  titles

Cinematography by
Arthur L. Todd  (as Arthur Todd)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Holt 
 

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Runtime:
78 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used.See more »
Soundtrack:
Huddlin'See more »

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Manly Performance, 5 February 2004
Author: Single-Black-Male from London, England

This box-office flop did nothing whatsoever to stir audiences. The 22 year old John Wayne appears pleasantly natural, although still quite rustic as a result of rejecting tutoring from Broadway veterans. His personality outweighs his experience as an actor.

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