A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.
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Did You Know?
was considered for the role of Ray Blent, but Warner Bros. wanted a "name" to co-star with Fonda and wasn't willing to risk the project on the shoulders of two unknowns. See more
In the several instances where the bribery money is shown, it has the appearance of real money, mostly $50 and $100 bills, but when Tom Laughlin is counting it in the final sequence, it is obviously stage money. See more
[Visiting the team during practice
Sandy was telling me you've got a scientific approach to shooting baskets. My readers would like to hear about that.
Well, uh, it's just a system... which involves a combination of the energy of the throw... to the incidence of concussion... against the backboard.
[calls to another player
Don, give me that ball, will you?
[Demonstrates his "scientific" approach by taking a shot at the basket... and misses
The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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