Skip to comments.“Knute Rockne – All American” (Movie Review-10/19/40)
Posted on 10/19/2010 4:40:37 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Insensitive to women and girls. Off to re-education camp with you, Bosley.
I love Pat O’Brien. This movie was pretty good, too.
“There’s nothing dumber than a dumb Irishman” - Rockne to his Chemistry students.
“Except for a smart Norwegian” - the Dean passing by the class as Rockne makes his comment.
Let’s not forget Reagan as George Gipp!
Think Rockne would have ever voted for Hope and Change?
I was privileged to know the legendary Red Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" who was a charter member of both the college and pro Halls of Fame (University of Illinois and the Chicago Bears). He grew up and went to high school in a Chicago suburb near mine. He crossed the ultimate goal line in 1991 at the age of 88.
In 2008 he was voted the greatest college football player of all time by ESPN.
"A streak of fire, a breath of flame
Eluding all who reach and clutch
A gray ghost thrown into the game
That rival hands may never touch
A rubber bounding, blasting soul
Whose destination is the goal
Red Grange of Illinois!"
Although Knute Rockne never was personally "in the movies" except in the persona of Pat O' Brien, Red Grange was. He starred in two silent films, "One Minute to Play" (1926) and "The Racing Romeo" (1927). He also starred in a 12-part serial series, "The Galloping Ghost" in 1931.
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