Pigskin Parade (film)
Promotional movie poster for the film
|Directed by||David Butler|
|Produced by||Bogart Rogers
Darryl F. Zanuck
|Written by||William M. Conselman
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Cinematography||Arthur C. Miller|
|Editing by||Irene Morra|
|Release dates||October 23, 1936|
|Running time||93 minutes|
Pigskin Parade is a 1936 musical comedy film which tells the story of husband and wife college football coaches who convince a backwoods player to play for their team so they can go to the big Bowl Game. It was written by William M. Conselman, Mark Kelly, Nat Perrin, Arthur Sheekman, Harry Tugend and Jack Yellen, and was directed by David Butler. The cast includes Stuart Erwin, Dixie Dunbar, Betty Grable, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly and, in her feature film debut, 14-year-old Judy Garland. 20th Century Fox Distributed This Film.
Due to a misunderstanding, Yale inadvertently invites the small Texas State University to play their football team for a benefit game. Coincidentally, TSU has just hired a new coach Jack Haley who arrives at the college with his wife (Patsy Kelly) just in time to hear the announcement that the team is to play Yale. The coach digs in to whip the team into shape, but just before the big game, the quarterback breaks his leg. All seems hopeless until they stumble across an Arkansas hillbilly, played by Stuart Erwin, who throws a football like no one they've ever seen. The only problem remaining is to figure a way to get the college to enroll the hillbilly so that he can take the place of the injured quarterback.
University in film
The university in the film, Texas State University, is fictional; the real-life Texas State University did not receive that name until 2003. The logo on the football players' uniforms resembles the long-time logo of Texas A&M University. However in the film a scoreboard shows T.S.U. 21 AGGIES 6. It also shows a headline in the "El Paso Gazette" that reads: Aggies Baffled By Bentley's Perfect Bullet Passes.
|1937||Academy Award||Nominated||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Stuart Erwin|
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