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Knute Rockne, All American ()

directed by Lloyd Bacon
featuring Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan, Donald Crisp, Albert Basserman

Knute Rockne, All American - Lloyd Bacon
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Knute Rockne-All American was Pat O'Brien's finest hour: thanks to intensive rehearsals and numerous makeup applications, he so closely resembled the title character that, in the words of Rockne's widow, "I almost expected him to make love with me". The life of the legendary Notre Dame football coach is recounted from his childhood, when young Rockne (played by Johnny Sheffield) startles his Norwegian-immigrant parents by announcing at the dinner table that he's just been introduced to "the most wonderful game of the world. ...