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That's My Boy (1932)

Tommy Scott goes to a Connecticut college to become a doctor, but is soon discovered to be a prodigious football talent. He becomes a national star and falls in love, but fame and ill-advised financial deals threaten to ruin his future.

Director:

Roy William Neill

Writers:

Norman Krasna (screenplay), Francis Wallace (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Cromwell ... Thomas Jefferson 'Tommy' Scott
Dorothy Jordan ... Dorothy Rogers
Mae Marsh ... Mom Scott
Arthur Stone ... Pop Scott
Douglass Dumbrille ... Coach 'Daisy' Adams
Lucien Littlefield ... Uncle Louie
Leon Ames ... Al Williams (as Leon Waycoff)
Russell Saunders Russell Saunders ... Pinkie
Sumner Getchell ... Carl
Otis Harlan ... Mayor of Athens
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Hap
Elbridge Anderson Elbridge Anderson ... 1st Student
Crilly Butler Crilly Butler ... 2nd Student
Douglas Haig Douglas Haig ... Tommy - as a Young Boy
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A NEW KIND OF FOOTBALL STORY! He became a great gridiron Star - but he forgot to be himself! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det er min dreng See more »

Company Credits

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the uncredited football players are from the 1931 college football championship team of the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Curly Decker: You know, it's a funny thing. You're going to find the same thing happening to you, when you get out of school.
Tommy Scott: What?
Curly Decker: 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.
Tommy Scott: Yeah - I guess it would.
Curly Decker: Say, Scott - you don't mind my giving you a little tip, do you?
Tommy Scott: Not at all - I'd appreciate it.
Curly Decker: ...
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Soundtracks

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
(uncredited)
Music by Theodore Morse and Arthur Sullivan
Played by the marching band
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John Wayne the Sportsman
5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

There is an air of increasing confidence in the 25 year old John Wayne's walk. He is at home playing the sportsman in this film to remind him of his university days when he was studying to become a lawyer. He was better off in a western.


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