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The Spirit of Notre Dame (1931)

Story of two friends who play football, one of whom is a self-centered quarterback who thinks he's the only man on the team.

Director:

Russell Mack

Writers:

Walter DeLeon (additional dialogue), Richard Schayer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lew Ayres ... Bucky O'Brien
Sally Blane ... Peggy
William Bakewell ... Jim Stewart
Andy Devine ... Truck McCall
Harry Barris ... Wasp
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Coach
Frank Carideo Frank Carideo ... Self
Don Miller Don Miller ... The Four Horsemen
Elmer Layden Elmer Layden ... The Four Horsemen
Jim Crowley Jim Crowley ... The Four Horsemen
Harry Stuhldreher Harry Stuhldreher ... The Four Horsemen
Nat Pendleton ... Assistant Coach
Adam Walsh Adam Walsh ... Self
Bucky O'Connor Bucky O'Connor ... Self
John Law John Law ... Self
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Story of two friends who play football, one of whom is a self-centered quarterback who thinks he's the only man on the team.

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american football | college | See All (2) »

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Dedicated to the Incomparable KNUTE ROCKNE See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Trivia

The role of "Truck McCall," played by Andy Devine, was based on Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("The Gipper"). And in fact, Devine recites a variation of the "Win one for the Gipper" speech nine years before the more famous Ronald Reagan version. See more »

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The Spirit of Notre Dame review
19 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Lively tale of US college football featuring many of the actual players from the time. They aren't too bad as actors, either, although it's down to professionals Lew Ayres, WIlliam Bakewell and Andy Devine to do the heavy lifting. Quite funny at times, and it plays like a '30s version of a college comedy with the players chasing and being chased by little cuties before getting down to the serious stuff. The ending is hokey to say the least, but it's still hugely enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spirit of Notre Dame See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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