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Touchdown, Army(1938)

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Brief Synopsis

Prep football star Jimmy Howal(Robert Cummings)gets a reception far different from what he expected when he enters West Point. His cocky attitude earns him the enmity of many upperclassmen, especially hot-tempered southerner Brandon Culpepper (John Howard), who also sees Howal as a rival for beautiful Toni Denby (Mary Carlisle), daughter of West Point officer Colonel Denby (Minor Watson.) Just before the Army-Navy football game, Howals' name is posted as failing French, and the cadets fear he will be kept from playing because of it. (The Paramount writers overlooked the fact that since Howal was a plebe nee freshman student, he couldn't have played anyway as freshman weren't eligible for the varsity in this period.) Toni agrees to tutor Howal, but she, unknowingly, uses an old examination which Is the basis for the new test. Howal realizes what has happened when he passes the exam with flying colors, and suspects Toni of having set out to make a fool of him.

Cast & Crew

Kurt Neumann Director
John Howard Brandon Culpepper
Mary Carlisle Toni Denby
Robert Cummings Jimmy Howal
William Frawley Jack Heffernan
Owen Davis Jr. Kirk Reynolds
Benny Baker Dick Mycroft
Minor Watson Major Denby
Raymond Hatton Bob Haskins
Hamilton MacFadden Coach Shelby
Grant Withers Coach Andrews
Chester Clute Mr. Rawlings
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Rawlings
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1938 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  69-70 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  7    

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