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College Coach (1933)

TV-G | | Drama, Sport | 4 November 1933 (USA)
Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Claire Gore
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Coach Gore
Arthur Byron ...
Dr. Phillip Sargent
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Herbert P. 'Buck' Weaver
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J- Marvin Barnett
Arthur Hohl ...
Seymour Young
Charles C. Wilson ...
Charles Hauser
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Matthews (as Guinn Williams)
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Ladislaus Petrowski
Phillip Reed ...
'Wes' Westerman
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Prof. Spencer Trask
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Otis
Harry Beresford ...
Professor
Herman Bing ...
Prof. Glantz
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Storyline

A ruthless coach (Pat O'Brien) creates turmoil at a college by hiring players (Lyle Talbot) and alienating students (Dick Powell). Along the way, the coach loses his wife (Ann Dvorak) to a grandstanding player. Inside look at college football of the 1930s replete with fake grades, non-student players, and the importance of football to a college's reputation. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Drama | Sport

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4 November 1933 (USA)  »

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Football Coach  »

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Budget:

$245,000 (estimated)
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(Mono)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Wayne has a 5 second appearance as a fellow student welcoming Dick Powel's character back to school in the beginning of the film. See more »

Quotes

Coach Gore: I wonder who the dame is he's with? Must be awful lonesome to go out with that egg.
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Soundtracks

Men of Calvert
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Played and song during the opening credits
Reprised on piano and sung by students
Played and sung at football games
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Forty or Fity Men Get Killed Every Year -- That's Football!
12 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Interesting Pat O'Brien vehicle directed by William Wellman. Pat plays a college football coach with no morals or scruples at all. He's a totally corrupt, heartless SOB! Lyle Talbot plays the big-headed star of the team. Dick Powell is the honest goody-two-shoes who cares more about chemistry than football. Great support from Arthur Byron, Hugh Herbert, the lovely Ann Dvorak, Arthur Hohl, and Donald Meek. Nat Pendleton is also in this but he's way out of his depth as an immigrant student. Pretty terrible performance. Anyway, this one's worth checking out for the cast as well as the fact the movie flouts convention and basically has the "bad" people get away with everything!


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