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Walter DeLeon (additional dialogue)
Robert Keith
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Release Date:
13 October 1931 (USA) See more »
Story of two friends who play football, one of whom is a self-centered quarterback who thinks he's the only man on the team. | Add synopsis »
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Lew Ayres ... Bucky O'Brien

Sally Blane ... Peggy

William Bakewell ... Jim Stewart

Andy Devine ... Truck McCall

Harry Barris ... Wasp

J. Farrell MacDonald ... Coach
Frank Carideo ... Himself
Don Miller ... The Four Horsemen
Elmer Layden ... The Four Horsemen
Jim Crowley ... The Four Horsemen
Harry Stuhldreher ... The Four Horsemen

Nat Pendleton ... Assistant Coach
Adam Walsh ... Himself
Bucky O'Connor ... Himself
John Law ... Himself
Moon Mullins ... Himself
Art McManmon ... Himself
Al Howard ... Himself

John B. O'Brien ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Knute Rockne ... Himself (archive footage)

Francis Ford ... Alumnus (uncredited)

Florence Lake ... Trixie Hayes (uncredited)

Directed by
Russell Mack 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Walter DeLeon  additional dialogue
Robert Keith 
Richard Schayer 
Dale Van Every 

Produced by
Carl Laemmle Jr. .... producer
Cinematography by
George Robinson 
Film Editing by
Robert Carlisle 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall 
Sound Department
C. Roy Hunter .... recording supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Maurice Pivar .... supervising editor
Music Department
Irving Bibo .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Broekman .... musical director (uncredited)
D.G. Robertson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
Christy Walsh .... arranger: football liaison

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80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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The role of "Truck McCall," played by Andy Devine, was based on Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("The Gipper").See more »


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OK Universal drama, 5 June 1999
Author: Shotsy from New Jersey

This one was popular in 1931. The tribute to Knute Rockne was a nice touch. But today, it is just a standard football drama. J. Farrell MacDonald is excellent as the coach. For old-time movie buffs, it is an OK film to watch.

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