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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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Phil Sargent
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Seymour Young
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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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Football Coach  »

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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

Radio Announcer: Four Aces! The greatest backfield ever assembled, together again for the first time this season. I guess Gore slipped one over this time and does it change the picture. What a ball game! Anything can happen now!
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Referenced in Dreamscape (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Lane
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Played on piano and sung by Dick Powell
Played as background music often
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Didn't Utilize the Star Power
30 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

College Coach is the story of a college that invests so much of it's money into schooling that it becomes financially insecure. The board decides that what the school needs to bring in the necessary revenue is to hire an excellent football coach and focus on the sport. Coach Gore is hired (Pat O'Brien), a tough, somewhat crooked man whose interest in money and winning makes for an unbeatable team. Phil Sargeant (Dick Powell) and Buck Weaver (Lyle Talbot) are the two stars of the team. Phil also has an interest in integrity and chemistry while Buck is only interested in fame and in his coach's wife (Ann Dvorak). However, with success comes failure and several pitfalls hinder the team including the discovery that Coach Gore has passed some players that should have failed simply to win games. If this film sounds interesting to you, it is probably because you already like football. If you're looking for a look at relationships, then skip this movie. And if you're a big Dick Powell fan like I am, don't expect to see much of your star. He sings one mediocre song and fades into the background fairly early in the film despite being credited first. It is really O'Brien that is the star with Talbot following closely after.


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