Directed by James P. Hogan
Screenplay by Delmer Daves
Initial release 4 October 1939
Art director William Flannery
Produced by William C. Thomas
Cinematography William C. Mellor
Director James P. Hogan
|Starring Joe E. BrownMartha RayeEric BloreSusan HaywardJohn HartleyJoyce Mathews|
Music by Charles BradshawJohn LeipoldLeo Shuken
Cast Susan Hayward, Joe E Brown, Martha Raye, Eric Blore
Similar The Farmer's Daughter, Le ventre de Juliette, Our Leading Citizen, The First Gentleman, Sis Hopkins
$1,000 a Touchdown is a 1939 American comedy film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Delmer Daves. The film stars Joe E. Brown, Martha Raye, Eric Blore, Susan Hayward, John Hartley and Joyce Mathews. The film was released on October 4, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.
Frank Nugent of The New York Times said, "Paramount must have been carried away when it finally succeeded in bringing Joe E. Brown and Martha Raye (and their mouths) together in a comedy. Only it wasn't carried far enough away. $1,000 a Touchdown, played at the Criterion yesterday, is a painfully witless football farce of almost fantastic unoriginality. There is even a scene in which Eric Blore turns to Mr. Brown and says, "Now I leave you to Morpheus." (That wasn't a take-em, folks: it was Joe Miller clutching Mr. Brown's shoulder). It ends with Joe E. scoring the last-second touchdown by being thrown over the goal posts. They threw the wrong man: Delmer Daves, who wrote it, would be our choice—and we'd insist on a field goal."