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A Million to One

A Million to One(1937)

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Brief Synopsis

John Kent (Monte Blue) wins the Olympic decathlon but is disqualified on a charge of professionalism. William Stevens (Kenneth Harlan), the second-place finisher, is awarded the title and trophies. Six years later Kent is running a moving truck for a living and training his young son Johnny (Joe O'Brien)to become an athlete. Chance brings about a meeting between Ken and Stevens, now a prosperous business man, with a little daughter, Joan (Joy Healey), who makes friends with young Johnny. As the years pass, the grown-up Johnny (Herman Brix)has developed to where he stands a chance of becoming an Olympic athlete and is in love with Joan (Joan Fontaine.) Mr. Stevens also wants to see Johnny succeed, and is annoyed that his attention to Joan may interfere with his training. Rich girl Patricia Stanley (Suzanne Kaaren)is also interested in Johnny, a proceeding which suits wealthy young athlete Duke Hale (Reed Howes), who is Johnny's main rival in sports and for Joan. Stevens, in an effort to repay the elder Kent for the wrong done him in stripping him of his rightful Olympic title, makes Johnny a member of the athletic club that sponsors the preliminary track-and-field events leading to the choosing of the American team for the Olympic Games. Johnny wins first place in the initial trials and is carried away by the flattery of the social set, which leads to a quarrel and separation from his father. At a party given by Patricia, Johnny drinks heavily, and Joan, feeling she is partly to blame for Johnny breaking his training, tells him she is through if him, hoping to bring him to his senses.

Cast & Crew

Lynn Shores Director
Herman Brix Johnny Kent
Joan Fontaine Joan Stevens
Monte Blue John Kent, Sr.
Kenneth Harlan William Stevens
Suzanne Kaaren Pat Stanley
Reed Howes Duke Hale
James Diamond Photography
John T. Neville Screenwriter
Sue Clarke Negative cutter
James Riemer Art Director
Cliff Ruberg Sound Recording
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Lincoln, NE opening: week of 1 Jun 1938
Release Date:  1937 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Puritan Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Fanchon Royer Features, Inc.
Duration(mins):  59 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  5,576    
Duration(reels):  7    

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