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The Forward Pass (1929)

78 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Marty Reid, the star quarterback at Sanford College, is constantly singled out by the opposition for punishment, and he swears to his pal, Honey Smith, and to Coach Wilson that he will quit the game forever. Ed Kirby, who dislikes Reid, ...See moreMarty Reid, the star quarterback at Sanford College, is constantly singled out by the opposition for punishment, and he swears to his pal, Honey Smith, and to Coach Wilson that he will quit the game forever. Ed Kirby, who dislikes Reid, calls him yellow, and Wilson gets Patricia Carlyle, the college vamp, to induce Reid to play. At a sorority dance, where only football players can cut in, Kirby persecutes Reid by dancing with Pat, and as a result Reid does apply to play in the game. When he learns of her trickery, however, Reid fumbles in the game, and both he and Kirby are withdrawn and start a fight in the locker room. Convinced that Reid is no coward, Kirby joins him and they win the game. Written by lgpurvis655 See less
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Writers
Harvey Gates (story) | Howard Emmett Rogers (dialogue) (scenario) (titles)
Cinematographer
Arthur L. Todd (as Arthur Todd)
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Updated Nov 10, 1929

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Nov 10, 1929 (United States)

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12 cast members
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Marty Reid Marty Reid   See fewer
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Loretta Young
Patricia Carlyle Patricia Carlyle   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Honey Smith (as Guinn Williams) Honey Smith (as Guinn Williams)   See fewer
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Bert Rome
Coach Wilson Coach Wilson   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Assistant Coach Kane Assistant Coach Kane   See fewer
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Allan Lane
Ed Kirby Ed Kirby   See fewer
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Rae Samuels
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Marjorie Kane
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Wayne
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5.2 / 10 | 33 votes