Touchdown (1931 film)

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Touchdown! (1931) Movie Poster.jpg
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Screenplay by Grover Jones
William Slavens McNutt
Starring Richard Arlen
Peggy Shannon
Jack Oakie
Regis Toomey
Music by John Leipold
Cinematography Arthur L. Todd
Distributed by Paramount Publix Corporation
Release dates 1931
Running time 79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Touchdown is a 1931 football movie directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Richard Arlen, Peggy Shannon, Jack Oakie and Regis Toomey. Jim Thorpe and Herman Brix appear as unbilled football players.


Football Coach Dan curtis (Richard Arlen) has to decide how much he wants to win, when one of his players is injured, when he puts in him the game to play, while still recovering from a previous injury.[1]

Veteran Coach "Pop" Stewart (J. Farrell MacDonald) warns him that winning at all costs isn't worth it; and, he could lose a lot more than a game, including the respect of his old friend Babe (Jack Oakie); his girl, Mary (Peggy Shannon); and, his player, Paul (Charles Starrett) could lose his life.[2]


Herman Brix broke his shoulder during filming, Touchdown; and, was unable to play Tarzan, in MGM's screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's popular character, in the 1932 film Tarzan the Ape Man. The injury also prevented him from competing in the 1932 Olympics. At the time, he still held the world record for shot put. Swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller replaced him, as Tarzan, and became a major star.[3]


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