Full page view
HISTORY

The Jul 1927 AmCin reported that E. Burton Steene, who specialized in filming with the maneuverable Akeley field camera, shot some scenes.
       Some sources list the film's title as The Dropkick . Contemporary sources also include 10 college football stars from the University of Southern California, Stanford and other universities as cast ... More Less

The Jul 1927 AmCin reported that E. Burton Steene, who specialized in filming with the maneuverable Akeley field camera, shot some scenes.
       Some sources list the film's title as The Dropkick . Contemporary sources also include 10 college football stars from the University of Southern California, Stanford and other universities as cast members. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Jul 1927
p. 9.
Film Daily
18 Sep 1927.
---
New York Times
20 Sep 1927
p. 32.
Variety
21 Sep 1927
p. 21.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Dropkick
Release Date:
25 September 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 17 September 1927
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,819 , 6,900
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Serious complications result for college football star Jock Hamill when he is vamped by his coach's wife, Eunice Hathaway, a former sweetheart. The coach commits suicide after his wife's extravagance drives him to embezzlement, Eunice tricks Jock into promising marriage, and Jock is suspected of murdering the coach. Greatly worried and shunned by his fellow students, Jock nearly loses the big game; but he finally comes through with a timely drop kick, his mother exposes the truth, and Jock is reunited with his true love, Cecily ... +


Serious complications result for college football star Jock Hamill when he is vamped by his coach's wife, Eunice Hathaway, a former sweetheart. The coach commits suicide after his wife's extravagance drives him to embezzlement, Eunice tricks Jock into promising marriage, and Jock is suspected of murdering the coach. Greatly worried and shunned by his fellow students, Jock nearly loses the big game; but he finally comes through with a timely drop kick, his mother exposes the truth, and Jock is reunited with his true love, Cecily Graves. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.