Crazylegs (film)

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Crazylegs
Crazylegs FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Produced by Hall Bartlett
Written by Hall Bartlett
Starring Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch
Lloyd Nolan
Joan Vohs
Music by Leith Stevens
Cinematography Virgil Miller
Edited by Cotton Warburton
Production
company
Hall Bartlett Productions
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • November 15, 1953 (1953-11-15) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Crazylegs is a 1953 film about Elroy Hirsch's football career. In college (University of Wisconsin and University of Michigan) his unconventional dynamic running style allowed him to change directions in a multitude of ways. The media dubbed him "Crazylegs". The name stuck all through his professional career and life. The bulk of this film is centered on his college days. Crazylegs later became part of the foundation of the "Three End" with the LA Rams. This film captures the genuine quality of Hirsch’s personality, with Hirsch playing himself in the part.

The film premiered in Wausau, Wisconsin, Hirsch's hometown. Cotton Warburton's editing was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.

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