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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Francis William 'Frank' / 'Cav' Cavanaugh
... Florence Ayres Cavanaugh
... Father Timothy 'Tim' Donovan
... Robert 'Bob' Stewart
... Private Manning
... Lieutenant Jones
... David 'Davie' Cavanaugh
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Coach Frank Cavanaugh returns to college football after World War I, then gradually goes blind.

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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Frank Puglia (French major), 'Ian Wolfe' (Professor Runnymead), John Hamilton (Dean), Lee Phelps and Wilbur Mack. See more »

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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 »

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

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Boola Boola
(1900) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Allan M. Hirsch
Adapted from "La Hoola Boola" (1898)
Written by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson
Played by a band at a Boston College-Yale University game
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Come on Hollywood -- don't insult us!
14 November 2009 | by See 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.


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