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Gridiron Flash

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Director  Glenn Tryon
Music director  Alberto Colombo
Country  United States
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Sport
Running time  1h 4m
Screenplay  Glenn Tryon, Alden Nash
Language  English
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Release date  October 26, 1934 (1934-10-26)
Writer  Glenn Tryon (screen play), Nicholas T. Barrows (from a story by), Earle Snell (from a story by)
Cast  Eddie Quillan (Tommy "Cherub" Burke), Betty Furness (Jane Thurston), Grant Mitchell (Howard Smith), Lucien Littlefield (L.B. Fields), Edgar Kennedy (Officer Thurston), Grady Sutton (Pudge Harrison)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Let's Be Cops, Blackhat, Taken 3, A Walk Among the Tombstones

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Gridiron Flash is a 1934 film. It made a profit of $43,000.


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Belford College's football team is so bad, unscrupulous benefactor Howard Smith recruits a jailed thief, Tommy "Cherub" Burke, after seeing him play with a football in the prison yard.

Tommy's parole is arranged. He joins the team, alienating other students with his behavior so much that Jane Thurston from the registrar's office takes a personal interest, unaware of his criminal history. The team wins every game but Tommy gets restless and wants to join a gang. Smith persuades him to rob the jewels of a rich couple, Mr. and Mrs. Fields, and split the loot.

Tommy commits the theft but gets a guilty conscience after being bribed to lose the team's final game. He returns the stolen gems and gets back to campus in time to lead Belford to one final triumph.


  • Eddie Quillan as Thomas Burke
  • Betty Furness as Jane Thurston
  • Grant Mitchell as Howard Smith
  • Lucien Littlefield as L.B Fields
  • Edgar Kennedy as Officer Thurston
  • Grady Sutton as Pudge Harrison
  • Joe Sawyer as Coach Eversmith
  • Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Fields
  • References

    Gridiron Flash Wikipedia
    Gridiron Flash IMDb Gridiron Flash

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