Touchdown (1931)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this gridiron drama, a college football coach and ex-All American will stop at nothing to have a winning team. The trouble begins as Dastardly Dan Curtis sends an injured player into a big game. The ploy works and the team wins; unfortunately, the player ends up hospitalized. Later he changes his ways and proves it during an important game by refusing to send a player with a massive head injury into the game. They lose the game, but he regains the respect and affection of those around him. The film includes clips of several football legends including Jim Thorpe, Roy Riegels, Howard Jones and Russ Saunders. The story is based on a novel by Francis Wallace, a former member of Knute Rockne's coaching staff.

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coach, college, football, honor [recognition], hospital, influence, player [sports], redemption, reform [improve], respect, sports, team, temptation, victory, winner