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Pigskin Parade (1936)

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Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Amos Dodd
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Bessie Winters
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Slug Winters
The Yacht Club Boys ...
Singing Quartette
Johnny Downs ...
Chip Carson
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Laura Watson
Arline Judge ...
Sally Saxon
Dixie Dunbar ...
Ginger Jones
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Sairy Dodd
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Tommy Barker (as Anthony Martin)
Fred Kohler Jr. ...
Biff Bentley
Grady Sutton ...
Mortimer Higgins
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Herbert Van Dyke
Edward J. Nugent ...
Sparks (as Eddie Nugent)
Julius Tannen ...
Dr. Burke
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Storyline

Bessie and Winston "Slug" Winters are married coaches whose mission is to whip their college football team into shape. Just in time, they discover a hillbilly farmhand and his sister. But the hillbilly farmhand's ability to throw melons enables him to become their star passing ace. Written by Shawn Ashley

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A BAREFOOT HILLBILLY FROM TEXAS DOES HIS STUFF IN THE YALE BOWL! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

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Release Date:

23 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der springende Punkt  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"It's Love I'm After" (music by Lew Pollack, lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell), a duet by Betty Grable and Johnny Downs, was cut from the movie, so that only Judy Garland's rendition is heard in the released film. Both versions are contained on an LP from Curtain Calls, simply called "Betty Grable." See more »

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When the couples are dancing on the field at the end, Amos is wearing his socks and cleats. He would not have had time to find them by now in the snow and mud, much less put them on. See more »

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Slug Winters: If I only had a brain.
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Pigskin Parade
4 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who pooh-poohed this film, remember Stu Erwin received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for this film. Patsy Kelly is always a wonderful comedienne. This is a film to lift the spirits. Made at a time when Americans needed to have their spirits boosted. The premise is admittedly bogus, but the result is a great laugh riot. Years ago I recorded it from an AMC broadcast and played it for my parents (both depression era children - neither recalled it) they couldn't stop laughing. I'm certain it received the same reaction when it first appeared in 1935. It is an example to humor with out bawdy references. I wish it were on DVD, I'd buy in an instant. This helped buoy spirits in an era before Adolph Hitler raised the US economy out of the Depression.


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