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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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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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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4 November 1933 (USA)  »

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$245,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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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: You read about Napoleon?
Charles Hauser: Hey, you know I don't read much.
Coach Gore: You know, that guy'd a made a great little football coach.
Charles Hauser: Yeah, I bet he would, at that.
Coach Gore: Sure, and I wouldn't make a bad general.
Charles Hauser: There, there ain't much dough in that, though, is there?
Coach Gore: Say, the next time there's a war, I'm gonna show 'em how a battle should be staged. It's just like football, Napoleon knew that.
Charles Hauser: Yeah, but he lost out in his big game, didn't he.
Coach Gore: No, he got crossed up in his signals.
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Meet Me in the Gloaming
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by Arthur Freed, Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart
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Typical, fast paced Warner Bros. FUN!
27 April 2002 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews



I usually like the movies that Warner Bros. put out in the 30's and I liked this little film. Dick Powell is supposedly the main character but to be honest he's not in the film much - Pat O'Brien and Lyle Talbot steal the show. Pat, as usual, is great in the role as the college coach and Ann Dvorak, a very under-rated actress, is wonderful in her small role as his poor wife, he is more into football than he is into her. ;-)Her beauty is really something to behold! Lyle Talbot though really impresses here, usually his roles were small and his talent was never used the way it could've/should've been, but he is wonderful as the loveable bonehead who is only good at one thing - FOOTBALL! Dick Powell was a bit miscast in my opinion as a footballer who is into chemistry although we do get to hear him sing, which is always nice.

Anyway - if you have some free time and this is on tv I advise you to check it out. It's a little entertaining bit o' fun!


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