5.8/10
181
7 user

The Iron Major (1943)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 1 April 1944 (Mexico)
Coach Frank Cavanaugh returns to college football after World War I, then gradually goes blind.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Florence E. Cavanaugh (story), Aben Kandel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Bombardier (1943)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Major "Chick" Davis is convinced that high-level bombing will win the next war. He convinces the powers-that-be to set up a bombardier school. He efficiently sets about training the USAAF's first generation of high-level bombardiers.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lambert Hillyer
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Anne Shirley
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Carole Landis, Chester Morris
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Jane Wyatt
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1905, a crusading priest tries to help poor newsboys.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Darryl Hickman, Charles Kemper
San Quentin (1937)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Based on a "serial" story by Robert Carson that ran in the Saturday Evening Post, this tale of an international counterfeiting-ring operating in Mexico starts with Patrick Nevil (Pat ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ruth Warrick, Alan Hale
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two aged sisters reflect on life and the past during a late summer day in Maine.

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Stars: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price
Trail Street (1947)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys
Flowing Gold (1940)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Johnny Blake, dodging the law on a false murder charge, gets work in the oil fields. His boss and friend Hap O'Connor turns on him when Johnny and Hap's girlfriend Linda fall in love. An ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: John Garfield, Frances Farmer, Pat O'Brien
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A by-the-book patrolman who cares more about the letter of the law than justice feels guilty when his inflexibility sends a family man to prison.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Sybil Jason
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat O'Brien ... Francis William 'Frank' / 'Cav' Cavanaugh
Ruth Warrick ... Florence Ayres Cavanaugh
Robert Ryan ... Father Timothy 'Tim' Donovan
Leon Ames ... Robert 'Bob' Stewart
Russell Wade ... Private Manning
Bruce Edwards ... Lieutenant Jones
Richard Martin ... David 'Davie' Cavanaugh
Edit

Storyline

Coach Frank Cavanaugh returns to college football after World War I, then gradually goes blind.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1944 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitão Ferro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The production was shut down from 20 May 1943 to 24 May 1943 when Pat O'Brien went on tour to promote his film Bombardier (1943). See more »

Goofs

In the Fordham=NYU game the announcer reports that Fordham scores a touchdown, putting them ahead 13-0. Watching the visual image, however, clearly shows that the player is stopped 3 or 4 yards short of the touchdown, and the crowd does not respond to any touchdown. See more »

Crazy Credits

RKO Pictures wishes to gratefully acknowledge the gracious cooperation of ... and Major Frank Cavanaugh's legion of friends and admirers. See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
(1810) (uncredited)
Music by James Sanderson
In the score when Cleveland is elected
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Come on Hollywood -- don't insult us!
14 November 2009 | by 3schwartz@interaccess.comSee all my reviews

I understand that after the success of Knute Rockne, O'Brien had a monopoly on playing beloved yet star-crossed football coaches. But here he is supposedly a Darmouth undergrad and O'Brien is a ripe old 48 -- with a hairline to match his age. With all the makeup magic available in Hollywood -- even in 1943 -- couldn't they have done something to make him look a little younger? The only answer is that the producers felt they didn't have to change anything -- that our affection for O'Brien would allow us to accept him in any role. That's a lack of respect for your audience -- and for the actor, who with a little bit of fake hair would have been fine.

I am an admirer of O'Brien's work -- who wouldn't be -- and I understand he was just doing his part as an employee. But the studio really let him -- and us -- down this time.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed