Thomas Jefferson "Snakehips" Scott is the sensation of the freshman football squad at Bedford University. After a sensational sophomore season, varsity coach "Daisy" Adams gets him a summer "job" in the Maine woods as a bond salesman. The coach sends him there for conditioning purposes only, but Tommy is pleased with the $6,000 he gets for selling bonds he never even sees. Nice work if you can get it, in a situation that never seems to go out of style. Tommy, figuring that there is more where this came from, tells a graduate manager he will quit the team unless they pay him $50,000. The manager arranges with a broker to start an investment fund named after Thomas Jefferson Smith, the receipts from which will net Tommy his demanded amount. Thousands of shares are sold, but the broker gambles away the funds and commits suicide when legal authorities close in. The district attorney questions Tommy. The father of Tommy's college love offers Tommy $50,000 as a moral test if he will break ...
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A NEW KIND OF FOOTBALL STORY! He became a great gridiron Star - but he forgot to be himself!
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Did You Know?
Many of the uncredited football players are from the 1931 college football championship team of the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. See more
At no point during any of the many games played does Tommy (Richard Cromwell) ever wear a football helmet. However, helmets were not mandatory in college football until 1939. See more
You know, it's a funny thing. You're going to find the same thing happening to you, when you get out of school.
Oh, people... being surprised that you haven't got a big job, just because you were a big football star. I only earn forty dollars a week - and I never did have very expensive tastes. I got a kid now, though - and that extra money would come in kinda handy.
Yeah - I guess it would.
Say, Scott - you don't mind my giving you a little tip, do you?
Not at all - I'd appreciate it.
Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
Music by Theodore Morse
and Arthur Sullivan
Played by the marching band See more