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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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Cast

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Bessie Winters
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Slug Winters
The Yacht Club Boys ...
Singing Quartette
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Chip Carson
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Laura Watson
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Sally Saxon
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Ginger Jones
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Sairy Dodd
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Tommy Barker (as Anthony Martin)
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Biff Bentley
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Mortimer Higgins
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Herbert Van Dyke
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Sparks (as Eddie Nugent)
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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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With a cast picked for entertainment! See more »

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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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

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The last name of Elisha Cook Jr.'s character is spelled "Van Dyke" in the end credits. However, every time it is seen on-screen during the film, e.g. on the pamphlets he hands out, it is spelled "Van Dyck." 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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Featured in Making the Team: The Talent of 'Pigskin Parade' (2007) See more »

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Fox Chase
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Played on harmonica by Robert McClung
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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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