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.



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