Knute Rockne All American 1940 DVD - Pat O'Brien / Gale Page

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Lars Rockne and his family, including his four year old son Knute, emigrate to Chicago in 1892 from their native Norway. By his his mid-twenties Knute saves enough to attend obscure Notre Dame University, where he excels in football and chemistry. He and a teammate develop the forward pass as an offensive weapon while working as life guards on summer break and use it to upset heavily favored Army in a historic game. After graduation Rockne becomes a teacher while coaching part time but ultimately abandons academics to devote all his energies to football. During his tenure as head coach at the school, he develops such outstanding players as George Gipp, who dies prematurely from a strep infection, and the Four Horseman while introducing many innovative tactics including the backfield shift. Rockne, known for his staccato motivational speeches, devotes his life to maintaining the integrity of the sport he loves and promoting it as an integral component in the development of the American character.

Cast

Pat O'Brien as Knute Rockne
Gale Page as Bonnie Skiles Rockne
Ronald Reagan as George Gipp
Donald Crisp as Father John Cavanaugh
Albert Bassermann as Father Julius Nieuwland
John Litel as Committee Chairman
Henry O'Neill as Doctor
Owen Davis, Jr. as Gus Dorias
John Qualen as Lars Knutson Rockne
Dorothy Tree as Martha Rockne
Johnny Sheffield as Knute, Age 7
Howard Jones as Himself
Glenn "Pop" Warner as Himself
Alonzo Stagg as Himself
William "Bill" Spaulding as Himself
William Marshall as one of Four Horsemen
George Reeves as a distraught player
Lucile Fairbanks as a telephone operator (uncredited)

Runtime: 98 Minutes

 
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