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Pigskin Parade (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Sport | 23 October 1936 (USA)
Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Harry Tugend (screenplay), Jack Yellen (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Erwin ... Amos Dodd
Patsy Kelly ... Bessie Winters
Jack Haley ... Slug Winters
The Yacht Club Boys The Yacht Club Boys ... Singing Quartette
Johnny Downs ... Chip Carson
Betty Grable ... Laura Watson
Arline Judge ... Sally Saxon
Dixie Dunbar ... Ginger Jones
Judy Garland ... Sairy Dodd
Tony Martin ... Tommy Barker (as Anthony Martin)
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Biff Bentley
Grady Sutton ... Mortimer Higgins
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Herbert Van Dyke
Edward J. Nugent ... Sparks (as Eddie Nugent)
Julius Tannen ... Dr. Burke
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Storyline

Bessie and Winston "Slug" Winters are married coaches whose mission is to whip their college football team into shape. Just in time, they discover a hillbilly farmhand and his sister. But the hillbilly farmhand's ability to throw melons enables him to become their star passing ace. Written by Shawn Ashley

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Taglines:

A BAREFOOT HILLBILLY FROM TEXAS DOES HIS STUFF IN THE YALE BOWL! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der springende Punkt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Slug Winters: We haven't got a chance! We haven't got a chance!
Bessie Winters: You haven't got a brain either.
Slug Winters: I haven't got a brain... What are you doing here?
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We'd Rather Be In College
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Pigskin Parade
4 October 2005 | by rok2See all my reviews

For those who pooh-poohed this film, remember Stu Erwin received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for this film. Patsy Kelly is always a wonderful comedienne. This is a film to lift the spirits. Made at a time when Americans needed to have their spirits boosted. The premise is admittedly bogus, but the result is a great laugh riot. Years ago I recorded it from an AMC broadcast and played it for my parents (both depression era children - neither recalled it) they couldn't stop laughing. I'm certain it received the same reaction when it first appeared in 1935. It is an example to humor with out bawdy references. I wish it were on DVD, I'd buy in an instant. This helped buoy spirits in an era before Adolph Hitler raised the US economy out of the Depression.


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