Release dateOctober 26, 1934 (1934-10-26) WriterGlenn Tryon (screen play), Nicholas T. Barrows (from a story by), Earle Snell (from a story by) CastEddie 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 moviesMad 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.
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.