This movie had a potentially great plot. A man's college days were interrupted by World War II, and now (25-30 years later) he has the chance to finish his education.
He's a widower, so the opportunity for romance is there (with a teacher at the college, as it turns out). In addition, his son is attending the same college, so there's the potential for conflict OR comradeship between the two.
But wait - there's more! The father has crafted some sort of athletic shoe with a spring inside it, which lets him kick a football for an unreasonably long distance. So he also becomes a member of the football team.
This _could_ have been a pretty nice movie - but the execution of it (not to mention the script and the acting) was deathly dull. As I watched it I kept waiting for something to happen ... but it didn't. The most exciting moment of the movie occurred during the closing credits, when I realized I wouldn't have to watch any more of it.
I would have walked out on it if it hadn't been double-billed with George Pal's "Doc Savage", and I'd prescribe it only to those who suffer from extreme insomnia.
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