Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Still another of the seemingly endless stream of "collegiate" pictures, The Cheer Leader starred athletic Ralph Graves as the title character (even though he doesn't lead all that many cheers). Not exactly the hero of the piece, campus football star Graves stirs the fires of jealousy between his two lifelong friends. This he does so that his pals will be disqualified from playing in the Big Game, allowing Graves to be the team's sole star player. But by film's end Graves has developed a conscience, confessing his duplicity to the coach and quitting the team. This courageous act wins Graves the love of heroine Gertrude Olmstead.
bad-guy-turns-good, con/scam, confession [criminal], conscience, football-player, friendship, jealousy, love, romance