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Rose Bowl (1936)

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75 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Paddy O'Riley and Ossie Merrill, Bellport high school football heroes, enroll in distant colleges; Paddy at a small school in the East, where he is barely a substitute, and Ossie at a powerhouse-football school, where he is an instant star...See morePaddy O'Riley and Ossie Merrill, Bellport high school football heroes, enroll in distant colleges; Paddy at a small school in the East, where he is barely a substitute, and Ossie at a powerhouse-football school, where he is an instant star and all-American candidate. They leave behind Cheers Reynolds, who is fond of Paddy, who works in her family's drugstore, but she loves Ossie almost as much as he loves himself. Paddy makes friends with team fullback Dutch Schultz, who accompanies him on vacation, and they arrive back in Bellport just as Ossie is also coming home on break. Florence Taylor is also in town on a film junket. Unknown to any of the others, Paddy and Florence had gone to high school together. Back at school and three years later, Paddy and Dutch learn that their football team could get invited to the coveted Rose Bowl to play against Ossie's team, if it could get enough publicity (pre-BCS days) that would attract a large crowd. They are soon up to their hip-pads in publicity when the newspapers learn that Paddy is in love with Cheers, who is in love with Ossie, who is in love with Florence, who loves Schultz. The Eastern team gets invited. Cheers, on an innocent mission, is discovered in Paddy's room the night before the game by Coach Soapy Moreland, who suspends Paddy from the team and orders him to turn in his uniform which, based on the unrealities that this film portrays as college football (even in the 1930's), he probably had hanging on a hook in his hotel room closet. Written by Les Adams See less
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Marguerite Roberts (screenplay) | Francis Wallace (story "O'Reilly of Notre Dame")
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Updated Oct 30, 1936

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Oct 30, 1936 (United States)

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85 cast members
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Eleanore Whitney
Cheers Reynolds Cheers Reynolds   See fewer
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Tom Brown
Paddy O'Riley Paddy O'Riley   See fewer
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Buster Crabbe
Ossie Merrill (as Larry Crabbe) Ossie Merrill (as Larry Crabbe)   See fewer
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William Frawley
Soapy Moreland Soapy Moreland   See fewer
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Benny Baker
Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz   See fewer
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Nydia Westman
Susie Reynolds Susie Reynolds   See fewer
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Nick Lukats
Donovan Donovan   See fewer
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Priscilla Lawson
Florence Taylor Florence Taylor   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
Browning Hills (as James Conlin) Browning Hills (as James Conlin)   See fewer
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Louis Mason
Thornton (Chauffer) Thornton (Chauffer)   See fewer
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Herbert Ashley
Pitt Fan (uncredited) Pitt Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hooper Atchley
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Sonny Bupp
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Wallace (uncredited) Wallace (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lon Chaney Jr.
Sierra Football Player (uncredited) Sierra Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paula DeCardo
Cheerleader (uncredited) Cheerleader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Depp
King (uncredited) King (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ellen Drew
Mary Arnold (uncredited) Mary Arnold (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil J. Dubovsky
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Jerry Fletcher
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Glen Galvin
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Tod Goodwin
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Harriette Haddon
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Ray Hanford
Football Fan (uncredited) Football Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Owen Hansen
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Jim Henderson
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Gene Hibbs
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David S. Horsley
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Earl Jamison
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William Jeffrey
Hay (uncredited) Hay (uncredited)   See fewer
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June Johnson
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Jones
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Charles Judels
Mr. Schultz (uncredited) Mr. Schultz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
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Richard Kipling
Barber (uncredited) Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
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Gil Kuhn
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Lora Lane
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Billy Lee
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Buck Mack
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Donald McNeil
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Gertrude Messinger
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Helaine Moler
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Bert Moorhouse
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Frances Morris
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Jack Murphy
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Miles Norton
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Jones (uncredited) Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bodil Rosing
Mrs. Schultz (uncredited) Mrs. Schultz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Rowlands
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Joe Sawyer
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Ray Wehba
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6.4 / 10 | 10 votes