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Million Dollar Legs (1939)

At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his ... See full summary »

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John Hartley ...
Greg Melton Jr.
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Sticky Boone
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Russ Simpson
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Coach Jordan (as Larry Crabbe)
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Gregory Melton Sr.
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Freddie 'Ten-Percent' Fry (as Peter Hayes)
Dorothea Kent ...
Susie Quinn
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Hunk Jordan
Phil Warren ...
Buck Hogan (as Philip Warren)
Edward Arnold Jr. ...
Blimp Garrett (as Eddie Arbold Jr.)
Roy Gordon ...
Dean Wixby
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Ed Riggs
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Egghead Jackson
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Bunny Maxwell
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At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his girl Susie; he schemes to revive crew boat racing. Sinking boats, no money, and his own waistline stand in his way. Can they win the big race with State University? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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14 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Ela Prefere os Atletas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Director Nick Grinde was fired a week into production and replaced by Edward Dmytryk. See more »

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Dean Wixby: It was our beloved student body president!
Coach Baxter: Frye?
Dean Wixby: Fry! I'll boil him in oil.
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Don't bother
14 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Rather lame as college humor/romance/drama/sport pictures go, though one of the few to use crew as the sport.

Those looking for why Betty Grable was so popular probably should look elsewhere.

Not related to the W.C. Fields 'Million Dollar Legs (1932)'.


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