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The Rose Bowl Story (1952)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 August 1952 (USA)
The newly crowned Rose Bowl Princess and a tough but tender football player find the California Rose Bowl is an area for their budding romance.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writer:

Charles R. Marion (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marshall Thompson ... Steve Davis
Vera Miles ... Denny Burke
Richard Rober ... Coach James Hadley
Natalie Wood ... Sally Burke
Keith Larsen ... Bronc Buttram
Tom Harmon ... Game Announcer
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Addie Burke
James Dobson James Dobson ... Allie Bassler
Jim Backus ... Michael 'Iron Mike' Burke
Clarence Kolb ... 'Gramps' Burke
Barbara Wooddell Barbara Wooddell ... Mrs. Mary Hadley (as Barbara Woodell)
Bill Welsh Bill Welsh ... Bill Welsh
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The newly crowned Rose Bowl Princess and a tough but tender football player find the California Rose Bowl is an area for their budding romance.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rose Bowl Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Pleasantly engaging football tale
18 November 2002 | by stretchrunnerSee all my reviews

This is an entertaining little gem that seems to have disappeared from TV screens everywhere. I first saw this as a kid on TV each year around New Years Day and seeing it again after many years has rekindled the fun of those simpler times.

The actors in this movie are all familiar faces and everyone plays their roles in a pleasant, relaxed manner except for a teen-age Natalie Wood, whose character is just brimming with youthful enthusiasm. The plotline is simple and transparent but it's fun to just watch it unfold.

The Rose Bowl story is a glimpse back into the postwar past when the "Grandaddy of Bowl Games" was a big and exciting tradition and not the media-fueled extravaganza it has become today.

If you're looking for a nice and relaxing little story as well as a little-seen vehicle for Natalie Wood, this is a good movie to catch in the "bowling season".


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