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That's My Boy (1932)

71 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Featuring members of the 1931 National Champion football team from the University of Southern California Trojans, with team members Russell Saunders and Oscar "Dutch" Hendrian also cast in roles other than just team members. Former USC ...See moreFeaturing members of the 1931 National Champion football team from the University of Southern California Trojans, with team members Russell Saunders and Oscar "Dutch" Hendrian also cast in roles other than just team members. Former USC football player John Wayne (not on the 1931 team) and Olympic swimmer Buster Crabbe also in cast as football players: Thomas Jefferson "Snakehips" Scott is the sensation of the Freshman football squad at Bedford University. After a sensational Sophomore season, varsity coach "Daisy" Adams gets him a summer "job" in the Maine woods as a bond salesman. The coach sends him there for conditioning purposes only, but Tommy is pleased with the $6,000 he gets for selling bonds he never even sees. Nice work if you can get it and, seventy years later, college football players (usually from Texas and California, playing for colleges from some other states that can't "grow their own") still manage to find similar positions. Tommy, figuring that there is more where this came from, tells a graduate manager he will quit the team unless they pay him $50,000. The manager arranges with a broker to start an investment fund named after Thomas Jefferson Smith, the receipts from which will net Tommy his demanded amount. Thousands of shares are sold, for unclear reasons since the buyers had no reason to expect a return, but, hey, the plot must move along. The broker gambles away the funds. The broker kills himself. The district attorney questions Tommy. The father of Tommy's college squeeze offers Tommy $50,000 if he will break his engagement to the girl. Tommy holds out for $100,000. Tommy is booed off the field after the first half of "the BIG GAME." Tommy has sent the $100,000 to the district attorney to pay off the investors. The D.A. tells the newspapers. The newspapers print special editions that are delivered to the stadium at half-time. Tommy receives a standing ovation from the crowd. Tommy scores the winning touchdown. Mom Scott is proud of Tommy, for reasons hard to discern. Written by Les Adams See less
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Norman Krasna (screenplay) | Francis Wallace (novel)
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Updated Oct 6, 1932

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Nov 13, 1932 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Richard Cromwell
Tommy Jefferson Scott Tommy Jefferson Scott   See fewer
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Dorothy Jordan
Dorothy Whitney Dorothy Whitney   See fewer
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Mae Marsh
Mom Scott Mom Scott   See fewer
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Arthur Stone
Pop Scott Pop Scott   See fewer
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Douglass Dumbrille
Coach 'Daisy' Adams Coach 'Daisy' Adams   See fewer
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Lucien Littlefield
Uncle Louie Uncle Louie   See fewer
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Leon Ames
Al Williams (as Leon Waycoff) Al Williams (as Leon Waycoff)   See fewer
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Elbridge Anderson
1st Student 1st Student   See fewer
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Crilly Butler
2nd Student 2nd Student   See fewer
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Douglas Haig
Tommy, as a young boy Tommy, as a young boy   See fewer
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Tay Brown
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buster Crabbe
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Toby Hunt
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Marsh
Co-ed (uncredited) Co-ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Musick
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Erny Pinckert
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gaius Shaver
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Smith
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Sparling
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Wayne
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5 / 10 | 52 votes