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Nick Lukats

  • Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) October 27 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Navy Blues (1941) as Sailor
Honolulu days are far from peaceful for a boatload of amorous sailors.
2.
Harmon of Michigan (1941) as Pepper
Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the Minnesota Gophers) or, later, in the broadcast booth, but, on film, he managed to find himself in two of the all-time bad sports movies..."The Spirit of West Point" and "Harmon of Michigan." The latter, if it had been a true-life biography of Tom Harmon, might have made a passable film but after a short prologue, narrated by sports writer Bill Henry who is not the same as actor William Henry, that semi-recaps Harmon's football-playing days at the University of Michigan, it quickly develops into a mess that indicates the director and writers used the technical adviser, Coach Jeff Cravath, only to put plays on the blackboard. Once Harmon,(supposedly playing himself but the character he plays here has more character flaws than the law allows), graduates from Michigan, he marries his college sweetheart Peggy Adams (Anita Louise), turns up his nose at the prospect of playing professional football---a poor-paying and not-that-well respected job in 1941---and starts a vagabond tour of coaching tank-water colleges. Authenicity went out the window when the narration ended, as did any kind of time tracking, as everything that follows seems to happen in a single football season. Tom takes an assistant coach job at a cow-pasture college under Jimmy Wayburn (William Hall) and lasts one day before Wayburn fires him. Then he signs to play for a College All-Star team doing exhibition games against pro teams, but his team-mates, hacked because Tom gets star billing, lay down on him and he gets smacked down hard on every play. One of the leaders willing to let Harmon get slaughtered is old Michigan teammate Forrest Evashevski (playing himself), a life-long friend in real life and Godfather to Mark Harmon and a long-time respected coach at the University of Iowa. Harmon wins the game by himself, but decides this isn't his cup of tea. He hangs around the house a few weeks, then gets a job as an assistant under old-time coach Pop Branch at a college that has three buidings on campus and a football stadium seating 100,000 fans. He helps Pop win a few games (still ticking along in what appears to be the same fall football season), but the alumni at Webster College are tired of losing, fire their coach and hire Harmon away from Pop. Harmon takes over the Webster team in mid-season and becomes the all-time example of a hard-ass coach willing to win at any cost, including installing a screen-pass play that depends on an illegal blcoking scheme---the Flying Wedge---to make it work. His Webster team begins to thump their opponents by large scores, usually leaving the other team battered and bloodied by the use of the illegal blocking scheme. They win four or five games which, based on the writers time scheme, would have them playing 20 games a season in what was then a nine-and-ten game season. Plus, the press and other coaches around and about, are up in arms about Harmon's tatics, but the jerks refereeing the games evidently haven't read the rule book nor the newspapers and throw no penalty flags against his team. Well, one referee does once, but he never officiated nor had lunch in that town again. It, by any reasonable calendar must now be July of the next year in a season that should have ended in December, and hard-case Harmon's team is going up against Pop's team (where Harmon coached earlier in this never-ending season) and Pop drops by and tells Tom he ain't all that fond of Tom's coaching methods, but Tom poo-pahs him off, and then sends his team out and they gleefully dismantle Pop's fair-playing team by 109-0. But Webster's quarterback Freddie Davis (Stanley Brown) suffers a concussion running a play Harmon calls just to run up the score even higher---Harmon evidently didn't read the script because nobody using their own name would want this character perceived
3.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Harry Stuhidreher
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
4.
The Duke of West Point (1938) as Plebe football coach
5.
Start Cheering (1938) as Himself
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
6.
I Am the Law (1938) as Law student
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
7.
Extortion (1938) as Roy Jennings
8.
Rebellious Daughters (1938) as Girard
9.
King of Gamblers (1937) as Taxi driver
10.
Easy Living (1937) as
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family's battles.
11.
Born to the West (1937) as Fallon
Dare Rudd takes a shine to his cattleman cousin Tom's girlfriend who asks Tom to hire Dare to head the big cattle drive. Dare loses the money for the drive to cardsharps, but Tom wins it back, but Dare must save Tom's life.
12.
Internes Can't Take Money (1937) as Interne
In a fantastically art-deco hospital, young Dr. Kildare treats and falls for impoverished Janet Healy, widow of a bank robber, who's been in prison and can't find her baby. Later she helps Kildare sew up gangster Hanlon in a tavern back room. Kildare pursues Janet and enlists Hanlon to help her; the gangster's solution, not surprisingly, is violent.
13.
Murder Goes to College (1937) as Drunk
14.
Waikiki Wedding (1937) as Assistant purser
A laid-back marketing man for a Hawaiian pineapple company enjoys his life in the tropical paradise until a beautiful woman arrives on the island and turns his life upside down.
15.
Wild Money (1937) as Jackson
16.
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Reception clerk
17.
Artists and Models (1937) as Photographer
An ad man gets his model girlfriend to pose as a debutante for a new campaign.
18.
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as Customer
19.
Champagne Waltz (1937) as Young man
20.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Boyfriend
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
21.
Sophie Lang Goes West (1937) as Taxi driver
22.
College Holiday (1936) as Wisconsin
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
23.
Lady Be Careful (1936) as Tim
24.
The Accusing Finger (1936) as Reporter
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
25.
Rose Bowl (1936) as Donovan
27.
Murder with Pictures (1936) as Reporter
28.
Wives Never Know (1936) as Clerk
29.
Fighting Youth (1935) as Notre Dame
30.
Navy Wife (1935) as Sailor

Writer (feature film)

31.
The Spirit of Stanford (1942) as Story
32.
The Spirit of Stanford (1942) as Screenwriter

Film Production - Main (feature film)

33.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Jack Oakie's football coach
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
34.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Technical Advisor
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."

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