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Huddle (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 14 May 1932 (USA)
Tony, the son of Italian immigrants, works in a smoky steel mill in Gary, Indiana. He wins a company scholarship which will enable him to attend Yale college. Over the four years of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Wood (uncredited)

Writers:

Francis Wallace (based upon the story by), Walton Hall Smith (dialogue continuity) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ramon Novarro ... Tony Amatto
Madge Evans ... Rosalie Stone
Una Merkel ... Thelma
Ralph Graves ... Coach Malcolm Gale
John Arledge ... Jim 'Pidge' Pidgeon
Frank Albertson ... Larry Wilson
Kane Richmond ... Tom Stone
Martha Sleeper ... Barbara Winston
Henry Armetta ... Mr. Amatto
Ferike Boros Ferike Boros ... Mrs. Amatto
Rockliffe Fellowes ... Mr. Stone (as Rockcliffe Fellowes)
Joe Sawyer ... Slater (as Joe Sauers)
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Storyline

Tony, the son of Italian immigrants, works in a smoky steel mill in Gary, Indiana. He wins a company scholarship which will enable him to attend Yale college. Over the four years of his college career he learns about football, love, and class prejudice. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 May 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asrî talebe See more »

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Budget:

$514,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Montgomery was originally cast in the role of Tony. Montgomery would have been 28 years old at the time, while Navarro was a less-convincing 33. See more »

Goofs

At about 12 minutes into the film during a brief shot of Tony walking with two other men at Yale, a clear shadow of the boom microphone falls across all three. See more »

Soundtracks

Boola Boola
(1900) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Allan M. Hirsch
Adapted from "La Hoola Boola" (1898) (uncredited)
Written by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson
Played during the opening credits
Whistled by Joe Sawyer
Played and sung by a marching band
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Gary goes to Yale
26 April 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Ramon Novarro stars in Huddle the story of a steel worker from Gary, Indiana who gets a scholarship from the company because he's considered a bright kid. Novarro was 33 at the time he made Huddle and certainly looked his age. Not fitting in at first, he discovers football.

Ramon Novarro is not the first choice of actor to play a jock, But I think MGM padded him up somewhat to make a plausible if not convincing. Ralph Graves does well as the Yale football coach.

As do John Arledge and Frank Albertson as Novarro's roommates, Martha Sleeper as the college vamp, and Madge Evans as the rich girl he aspires to.

I agree with the other reviewer though a lot of college set films rarely show much academics. The Paper Chase is a glorious exception there, it's all about academics. One thing though, they sing a lot at Yale. Just like the Welsh coal miners in How Green Was My Valley.


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