6.1/10
33
1 user 1 critic

Crazylegs (1953)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 15 November 1953 (USA)
The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Zero Hour! (1957)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's... See full summary »

Director: Hall Bartlett
Stars: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden
Unchained (1955)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.

Director: Hall Bartlett
Stars: Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Barbara Hale, Chester Morris
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In wartorn London Maurice Bendrix falls in love with neighbor Sarah Miles. They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah's husband's back. While war does not last forever, neither does love in... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills
A Chairy Tale (1957)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An ordinary looking chair refuses to be sat upon.

Directors: Claude Jutra, Norman McLaren
Stars: Claude Jutra
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Robert Sterling
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Arliss
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Elroy Hirsch
...
Win Brockmeyer
Joan Vohs ...
Ruth Stahmer
...
L.A. Ram's Coach
Bob Waterfield ...
Bob Waterfield -Los Angeles Ram's Quarterback
Bob Kelley ...
Bob Kelley
...
Bill
John Brown ...
Keller
Norman Field ...
Otto Hirsch - Elroy's Father
...
Mrs. Hirsch
...
Hank Hatch
Joel Marston ...
Joey
Bill Brundige ...
Bill Brundige
Win Hirsch ...
Win Hirsch - Son of Elroy Hirsch
Melvyn Arnold ...
Melvyn Arnold
Edit

Storyline

The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

HEART-WARMING AS THEIR FIRST KISS!! (original ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 November 1953 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Grade B bio of sports star, aimed at football fans only

Republic made this bio of athlete Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch on a shoestring and even has Hirsch playing himself. Nothing much happens in this life except for a skull fracture which effects the All-Star's coordination (the slow and successful healing of which removes any real drama). There is an overly lush and romantic score that it totally out of place here - sounds like it was lifted from another film and dropped here accidentally. The effective intercutting of lots and lots of newsreel footage depicting Hirsch in his high achievement moments with the film proper earned editor Cotton Warburton an Oscar nom, but this achievement does not seem of merit to today's viewers. The Ram's Fighting Song, heard over the credits, is excruciatingly awful. Hirsch does show a great ease with the camera and his aw shucks acting style is endearing. He seems to have been a sweet and kind individual, dedicated to a life of athletics. His craggy face and build would put him in the hunk category even by today's standards.

This is a crashing bore of a film for general audiences, but I imagine sports fans, and especially football fans, will find much here to enjoy. It is recommended solely to the latter audience.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?