The Quarterback (1940)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This mistaken-identity concoction takes place on a college campus--a familiar locale for Paramount B-pictures. Wayne Morris plays the dual role of scholarly Jimmy Jones and his athlete brother Bill. Jimmy is in line for a professorship, while Bill can hardly qualify for grade school. The fun begins when Bill ends up with an athletic scholarship intended for his brother, obliging both men to trade identities. Everyone is confused, none more so than cute co-ed Kay Merrill (Virginia Dale), who is actively courted by both brothers. The stereotypical supporting cast includes Alan Mowbray as a stuffy pedant, William Frawley as a dyspeptic coach, and Jerome Cowan as a point-shaving gambler.



love, love-triangle, twins, football