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The Sport Parade (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 11 November 1932 (USA)
Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons.

Director:

Dudley Murphy

Writers:

Corey Ford (screen play), Francis M. Cockrell (screen play) (as Francis Cockrell) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel McCrea ... Sandy Brown
Marian Marsh ... Irene Stewart
William Gargan ... Johnny Baker
Robert Benchley ... Radio Announcer
Walter Catlett ... 'Shifty' Morrison
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Dizzy
Clarence Wilson ... Toastmaster (as Clarence H. Wilson)
Ivan Linow ... Sailor Fritz Muller
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Storyline

Dartmouth football stars Sandy Brown and Johnny Baker follow different paths after college: Baker becomes a sports reporter while pal Brown chases the money of the pro game, but ends up as a wrestler with big debts. Irene Stewart is the woman that comes between them, and a bored radio announcer adds the few light moments as he follows their careers. Written by Shu

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Taglines:

The love story of a wrestler who bucked the crooked sport racket! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free, White and Twenty-One See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At the six-day bike race, Irene stops at the refreshment stand before going to find Sandy. She gets a box of sandwiches and a large cardboard cup of coffee. (We actually see the coffee going into the cup.) When she finds Sandy, however, the coffee has been transubstantiated into soup - according to Irene, anyhow. See more »

Quotes

'Shifty' Morrison: Miss, Sandy's got more color than an Italian sunset!
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Soundtracks

Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Lyrics by James W. Blake
In the score when a New York City scene is shown
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Who'd a thunk it, wrestling is actually crooked
6 June 2005 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Bill Gargan and Joel McCrea are a pair of former college athletes now sportswriters. They have a friendship which is put severely to the test over a woman, Marian Marsh. When it founders, McCrea takes up pro-wrestling and goes to work for crooked promoter Walter Catlett.

As the old saying goes when you lie down with dogs you come up with fleas. It's guilt by association for our intrepid hero and McCrea has to save his reputation.

Joel McCrea is probably the most moral decent hero the cinema ever produced. But his persona in the wrong director's hands and a bad script, he can venture over into Dudley Doo-Right territory. Unfortunately he does that here.

But if you want to see Joel McCrea stripped to the waist in his twenties than you have some incentive to see this movie.


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