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 »
The Spirit of Notre Dame review
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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