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Pigskin Parade (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Sport | 23 October 1936 (USA)
Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl.

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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
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Sally Saxon
Dixie Dunbar ...
Ginger Jones
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Sairy Dodd
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Tommy Barker (as Anthony Martin)
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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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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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23 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der springende Punkt  »

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Trivia

In a case of odd future coincidence, Lynn Bari, who appears in the uncredited role of a football game spectator, would marry Sid Luft as her second husband in 1943. Nine years later Judy Garland, who played Sairy Dodd, would marry the very same Sid Luft as her third husband in 1952. 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 »

Quotes

Slug Winters: We haven't got a chance! We haven't got a chance!
Bessie Winters: You haven't got a brain either.
Slug Winters: I haven't got a brain... What are you doing here?
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T.S.U. Alma Mater
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Music by Lew Pollack
Performed by Ensemble
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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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