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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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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: Look what you've done to my biscuit grabber!
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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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Strictly a forgettable B-movie....
23 July 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Sport Parade" is strictly a quick B-movie and since Joel McCrea was pretty new to the film industry, it's not surprising he made a few cheapo films.

When the story begins, Sandy Brown (McCrea) and Johnny Baker (William Gargan) are star athletes at Dartmoth. They are multi- sport heroes and their future looks grand. Johnny dreams of working for a newspaper and Sandy simply wants to get rich. What follows is a Horatio Alger-type story where Sandy eventually learns that his way is not the healthy way...and he repeatedly makes an idiot of himself until he eventually does the right thing.

Overall, a mildly interesting film...at best. About the only interesting things that stand out are seeing McCrea and seeing a lot of male skin, as it's a pre-code film and titillation was big back in the day.


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