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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
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Dr. Phillip Sargent
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Herbert P. 'Buck' Weaver
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J- Marvin Barnett
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Seymour Young
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Charles Hauser
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Matthews (as Guinn Williams)
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Ladislaus Petrowski
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'Wes' Westerman
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Prof. Spencer Trask
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Otis
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Professor
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Football Coach  »

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Budget:

$245,000 (estimated)
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(Mono)

Aspect Ratio:

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: 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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Nice job by Pat O'Brien

This is a fairly predictable story about a mercenary college football coach who will jump at the best offer. Interesting that in the 1930's many of the issues surrounding collegiate sports are similar to what exists today. Pat O'Brien did his usual nice job, this time as a fast talking, somewhat unscrupulous coach. Just 75 minutes long and kept my interest.


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