The Forward Pass

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The Forward Pass
Directed by Edward F. Cline
Written by Howard Emmett Rogers
Harvey Gates
Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Loretta Young
Cinematography Arthur L. Todd
Edited by Ralph Holt
Production
company
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release dates
  • November 10, 1929 (1929-11-10)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Forward Pass is a 1929 American Pre-Code football drama musical film directed by Edward F. Cline, starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Loretta Young. John Wayne was an uncredited extra in the film. The film is believed to be lost.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Tired of being hit and hurt, football star Marty Reid decides to quit Sanford College's team. His buddy Honey Smith understands, but teammate Ed Kirby is so angry, he calls Reid a coward.

Reid schemes to have campus coed Pat Carlyle make a play for Reid, coaxing him to return to the field of play. Reid does, but fumbles when he discovers he's been tricked, then gets into a fistfight with Kirby in the locker room. Convinced now his rival isn't yellow, Kirby invites Reid to go back to the field and win the big game.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Hello, Baby"' or H'lo Baby
Music and lyrics by Herb Magidson, Ned Washington, Michael H. Cleary.
  • "One Minute Of Heaven"
Music and lyrics by Herb Magidson, Ned Washington, Michael H. Cleary.
  • "I Gotta Have You"
Music and lyrics by Herb Magidson, Ned Washington, Michael H. Cleary.
  • "Huddlin'
Music and lyrics by Herb Magidson, Ned Washington, Michael H. Cleary.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..The Forward Pass
  3. ^ The Forward Pass details, silentsaregolden.com; accessed September 30, 2015.

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