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 ... See full summary »
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
According to the 2007 Twentieth Century Fox release of the DVD, Pigskin Parade was plagued with accidents during the filming while on location in the Los Angeles area. A misfired gun loaded with blanks sent one USC student actor to the hospital with eye burns when the gun accidentally fired into the crowd, also injuring three other students. Other accidents involving USC students took place during the football rally scene. Two of the band members sprained their ankles in the fast-paced marching scene while another student sprained his neck vertebra while putting on his brass horn. One accident that involved several cast members was a fire on the set while filming at a railroad station in Chatsworth, California. Harry Brand, Fox's Publicity Director, sent a press release saying, "Those in Twentieth Century Fox's musical cast who helped extinguish the blaze by forming an old-fashioned bucket brigade included Stuart Erwin, Johnny Downs, Arline Judge, Betty Grable, Patsy Kelly, Jack Haley, plus several other supporting actors.... luckily no one was hurt." 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 »
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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