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Saturday's Hero(1951)

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  • saturdays hero

    • sally
    • 7/3/10

    Great movie for high school athletes and college athletes to see! This movie is a classic!

  • Not just any old day of the week

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 5/21/10

    This is a great film. It's probably best viewed after seeing John Derek's other football player role in 'ALL THE KING'S MEN.' He also appears again with Donna Reed in 'SCANDAL SHEET.' He seems a bit too young for Donna Reed (in real life, he was five years younger). Sidney Blackmer is great as the somewhat mercurial T.C. McCabe, and Aldo Ray (billed as Aldo DaRe) is great in his first film role. But it's the story, about a young man who gets caught up in his new life and nearly betrays his values that really grabs hold of the viewer. There are plenty of subplots: the building of the team; the relationship with the girl; the scenes with the literature professor (nicely played by Alexander Knox); the scenes where he visits his hometown; and a storyline about a friend who's being expelled. Indeed, the character (and audience) gets pulled in all sorts of directions, but John Derek's calm, soulful presence makes it enjoyable to watch. You almost think there won't be a happy ending.

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