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Two Minutes to Play (1936)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 2 November 1936 (USA)
Martin Granville Jr. (Bruce Bennett), a star track-and-field athlete, has intentions of going to Claxton College, but changes his mind when he meets Pat Meredith (Jeanne Martel), a co-ed at... See full summary »

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Martin Granville (as Herman Brix)
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Jack Gaines (as Eddie Nugent)
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'Fluff' Harding
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Hank Durkee
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Lew Ashley
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Martin Granville Jr. (Bruce Bennett), a star track-and-field athlete, has intentions of going to Claxton College, but changes his mind when he meets Pat Meredith (Jeanne Martel), a co-ed at a rival college, changes his mind team and goes to college there, just as his father Martin GRanville Sr. (Sam Flint), an alum of the school, had wished. But his father has ordered him not to play football. "Dad" Granville, has offered a $100,000 endowment to his old school, not knowing his son has joined the football team, but is going to withdraw it if his son plays in the Big Game against Claxton. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS Thursday 2 November 1939. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. See more »

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Remake of One Minute to Play (1926) See more »

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Forget about the girls. Win the game.
23 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Old college football rivals get to see their dins repeat the same scenario in this dull comedy where the chief comic is effeminate Grady Sutton reciting constant nonsense while the two athletic heroes (Bruce Bennett, billed as Herman Brix, and Eddie Nugent) fight over the fickle Jean Martel. An overstuffed cast also included western villain Duncan Renaldo and Betty Compson as gamblers who pop in and out of the action making wisecracks. It's just a minor entry in the many B films about college life and didn't make me interested in either team of the big game. This is topped by one of the most absurd endings ever that really deserved the kick in the pants that one of the two male leads ended up with.


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