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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:

He was in the game for money - not for glory! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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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: Look what you've done to my biscuit grabber!
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Soundtracks

Men of Dartmouth (Alma Mater)
(ca 1880) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Hovey
Sung by men at the banquet
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A Must For Fans of Joel McCrea
13 June 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

We see a lot of Joel McCrea wearing very little in this entertaining movie. First as a football player in the showers, getting snapped with a towel by buddy William Gargan. McCrea has a very good build, though not that of a football player. He is a little unconvincing as a boxer, too, later on.

Marian Marsh is appealing as the female love interest.

Gargan and McCrea are Ivy league players. Gargan takes the high road but McCrea is lured by promises of fame and wealth. They stop being friends. Can you guess whether they make up again? Joel McCrea is one of my favorite actors in movie history and he does a fine job here. It's a different sort of role from any he played elsewhere and he does well by it.


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