Pigskin Parade (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Sport  |  23 October 1936 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Bessie Winters
Slug Winters
The Yacht Club Boys ...
Singing Quartette
Johnny Downs ...
Chip Carson
Laura Watson
Sally Saxon
Dixie Dunbar ...
Ginger Jones
Sairy Dodd
Tommy Barker (as Anthony Martin)
Biff Bentley
Grady Sutton ...
Mortimer Higgins
Herbert Van Dyke
Edward J. Nugent ...
Sparks (as Eddie Nugent)
Julius Tannen ...
Dr. Burke


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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Comedy | Musical | Sport


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Release Date:

23 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der springende Punkt  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Hold That Bulldog" (music by Lew Pollack, lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell), sung by Judy Garland and Ensemble, was cut from this film. The audio is presented on a soundtrack CD, paired with the score of The Wizard of Oz (1939), from the French label Chansons Cinema. See more »


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 »


Slug Winters: If I only had a brain.
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Edited into Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »


The Balboa
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Music by Lew Pollack
Sung by Judy Garland and cast
Danced by Dixie Dunbar and cast
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Fast-paced and unpretentious
18 March 2001 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Except for a couple of seemingly endless musical numbers by a male trio or quartet--I don't recall how many there were--called the Yacht Boys, I found this movie to be consistently entertaining. I attribute this to what I found to be a charming cast, some well thought-out and performed musical numbers, and a story-line that doesn't take itself too seriously. In addition to these virtues, the movie offers some skilled comedy playing from Patsy Kelly and Jack Haley and, to a lesser extent, from Stu Erwin, as well as three stand-out musical numbers performed with an appealing vigor by young Judy Garland. Worth a look.

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