One Minute to Play (1926)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Real-life college gridiron hero Red Grange heads the cast of the football drama One Minute to Play. Though his father wants him to attend Parmalee College, Red Wade (Grange) opts for Claxton U because the latter school has a better football team. Once he's enrolled, however, he is persuaded by his father (Charles Ogle) not to go out for football, but to concentrate on his studies instead. En route to Claxton by train, Red gets mixed up in a fight, and upon awakening he finds himself at Parmalee. Once he meets cutie coed Sally Rogers (May McAllister), Red decides to stick around -- and it isn't long before he breaks his promise to his dad and joins the football squad. Enraged, the elder Wade threatens to cancel a promised endowment to Parmalee if Red continues to play. Realizing that the college needs the money more than it needs him, Red pretends to go on a drunken binge so that the coach will kick him off the team. But when his football-hating father suddenly develops a love for the game during the annual Parmalee-Claxton confrontation, Red manages to make amends with the coach in time to score the winning touchdown. In addition to Red Grange, University of Washington football star George Wilson also appears in One Minute to Play.

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college, football, obstacle, overcome, student, winner