With the 1948 Olympics Games about to begin, RKO-Pathe (the shorts department at RKO)tossed this one out as part of their "This Is America" series (RKO production number 83-110.) It ... See full summary »

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(as Phil Reisman Jr.),

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(as Phil Reisman Jr.)
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Dwight Weist ...
Narrator
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Himself - Olympics (archive footage)
Harold 'Red' Grange ...
Himself - University of Illinois (archive footage) (as 'Red' Grange)
Knute Rockne ...
Himself - Notre Dame Football Coach (archive footage)
Man o' War ...
Himself - Race Horse (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Willie Hoppe ...
Himself
William T. Tilden ...
Himself
Earl Sande ...
Himself - Jockey
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With the 1948 Olympics Games about to begin, RKO-Pathe (the shorts department at RKO)tossed this one out as part of their "This Is America" series (RKO production number 83-110.) It presents sports as the American Way of Life and goes back to sport's Golden Age of the 1920s to look at who was doing what back then. Man O' War was winning a lot of horse races, Johnny Weissmuller a lot of swimming races, and 'The Galloping Ghost,", Harold 'Red' Grange, was crossing the goal-line with a football several lengths ahead of the always-slow players from Michigan and Ohio State. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | News | Sport

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23 July 1948 (USA)  »

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This Is America (1947-1948 season) #10: Sport's Golden Age  »

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