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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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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
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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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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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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

Herbert P. 'Buck' Weaver: Why not come with me?
Claire Gore: Is that a proposition?
Herbert P. 'Buck' Weaver: I'm not kidding. We could get married.
Claire Gore: I've got one husband. That's supposed to be my quota.
Herbert P. 'Buck' Weaver: Did you ever hear of a place called Mexico? You could divorce that palooka in a week.
Claire Gore: I told you to lay off that palooka stuff and I mean it!
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What Will I Do Without You
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Hilda Gottlieb
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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The Old College Try
15 August 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Calvert University" is facing bankruptcy. The board of trustees regret putting money into a science laboratory instead of financing football. "A winning football team is the answer to our problems," they agree. Since the Calvert players haven't won a game in three years, the college hires hard-nosed coach Pat O'Brien (as James Gore) to heat up the gridiron. Singing chemistry major Dick Powell (as Philip "Phil" Sargeant) is star player and the son of headmaster Arthur Byron (as Phillip Sargeant). Brought in to beef up the team, Lyle Talbot (as Herbert "Buck" Weaver) laments that Mr. Powell can't cook as the two become roommates...

With some sissy spoken innuendos, Mr. Talbot seems to have an implicit sexual interest in Mr. Powell. Nothing happens there, apart from their fight being peculiarly shot from the waist down. Instead, Talbot becomes interested in Coach O'Brien's neglected wife, sexy Ann Dvorak (as Claire). She's hard to resist. Football players seem to pass exams without even turning in test papers, which irks Powell. Everything comes together for the climactic big game. John Wayne has a bit part after about 11 minutes, welcoming Powell to the picture. "College Coach" is interestingly immoral, and nicely directed by William A. Wellman.

****** College Coach (11/4/33) William A. Wellman ~ Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Lyle Talbot, Ann Dvorak


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