King of Hockey (1936)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 19, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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King of Hockey was one of three low-budget hockey films released during the 1936-37 season, each one produced by a different studio. Dick Purcell stars as swell-headed hockey champ Gabby Dugan, whose career is abruptly terminated when he's accused of shaving points during a crucial game. Even worse, a blow on the skull induces temporary blindness, causing Gabby to wonder if he'll ever get to play again. Not only does he stage a spectacular comeback, but he also wins back the love of his estranged sweetheart Kathleen O'Rourke (Anne Nagel). A goodly portion of the film is given over to juvenile performer Ann Gillis, whom Warner Bros. evidently hoped would develop into the "new Shirley Temple" (even though there was still plenty of mileage left in the "old" Shirley Temple).

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bad-guy-turns-good, blindness [physical], champion, girlfriend, hockey, operation