Crazylegs, All American (1953)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama, Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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All-American football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch plays himself in this rousing filmed biography. Beginning with his years in a mid-Wisconsin high school, the film traces Hirsch's multi-lettered career at the University of Wisconsin. After military service, Hirsch turns pro, eventually joining the LA Rams. Sidelined by an injury that threatens his athletic future, "Crazylegs" makes a spectacular comeback. Lloyd Nolan co-stars as coach Win Brockmeier, while Joan Vohs plays Hirsch's high-school sweetheart (and later wife); real-life sports personages in the cast include Bob Waterfield, Bob Kelley, and Bill Brundage. The film was released in most markets under the streamlined title Crazylegs.

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sports, career, comeback, conflict, doctor/nurse, football, high-school, injury, NFL (National Football League), profession, quarterback, struggle, university