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The Sport Parade (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 11 November 1932 (USA)
Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons.

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Clarence Wilson ...
Toastmaster (as Clarence H. Wilson)
Ivan Linow ...
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Dartmouth football stars Sandy Brown and Johnny Baker follow different paths after college: Baker becomes a sports reporter while pal Brown chases the money of the pro game, but ends up as a wrestler with big debts. Irene Stewart is the woman that comes between them, and a bored radio announcer adds the few light moments as he follows their careers. Written by Shu

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He was in the game for money - not for glory! (original ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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11 November 1932 (USA)  »

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At the six-day bike race, Irene stops at the refreshment stand before going to find Sandy. She gets a box of sandwiches and a large cardboard cup of coffee. (We actually see the coffee going into the cup.) When she finds Sandy, however, the coffee has been transubstantiated into soup - according to Irene, anyhow. See more »

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'Shifty' Morrison: Miss, Sandy's got more color than an Italian sunset!
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Soundtracks

Come Stand Up Men
(uncredited)
(Dartmouth Fight Song)
Written by Winsor Wilkinson and Moses Ewing
Played by a band at the Dartmouth-Harvard football game
Sung by men at the banquet
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If Howard Hawks Had No Talent
13 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

It is, after all, a very Hawksian landscape -- men's men, sports, best friends vying for the same woman, a vague homoeroticism beneath. (The film historian Richard Barrios has suggested it's a heavily disguised gay fantasy, with Marian Marsh there just for convention's sake.) But Dudley Murphy, with David Selznick's blessing, goes in for terrible artsy cinematic transitions, needlessly elaborate camera-work, and an odd obsession with Harlemites (a pseudo-Cotton Club sequence that makes for highly uncomfortable viewing today). You do get the appeal of the young Joel McCrea, one of the most unassuming and likable of leading men, and there are nice, seemingly improvised bits by Robert Benchley, doing sportscaster variations on his famed "Treasurer's Report" routine. Walter Catlett pitches in, too, playing a sort of sub-Don King with his well-practiced brand of cynicism and breathless delivery. But the pacing's sluggish for an under-70-minute programmer, and the happy ending's awfully forced: Aside from the inexplicably quashed romantic rivalry, wouldn't a sequel show the mob gunning down McCrea for not throwing the fight?


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