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The Forward Pass (1929)

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... See full summary »

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Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Harvey Gates (story), Howard Emmett Rogers (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Marty Reid
Loretta Young ... Patricia Carlyle
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Honey Smith (as Guinn Williams)
Marion Byron ... Mazie
Phyllis Crane ... Dot
Bert Rome Bert Rome ... Coach Wilson
Lane Chandler ... Assistant Coach Kane
Allan Lane ... Ed Kirby
Floyd Shackelford Floyd Shackelford ... Trainer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rae Samuels Rae Samuels
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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, 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 When he learns of her trickery, however, Reid fumbles in the game, and both he and Kirby are withdrawn and start a fight in the locker room.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

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It's a liberal co-education. (Trade Paper ad). See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1930 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Goal! Goal! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The sound disks for this Film, which was released in both silent and sound versions, survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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One Minute of Heaven
Written by Michael Cleary, Herb Magidson and Ned Washington
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Manly Performance
5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

This box-office flop did nothing whatsoever to stir audiences. The 22 year old John Wayne appears pleasantly natural, although still quite rustic as a result of rejecting tutoring from Broadway veterans. His personality outweighs his experience as an actor.


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