Swing That Cheer (1938)

60 or 63 mins | Comedy-drama | 14 October 1938

Director:

Harold Schuster

Cinematographer:

Elwood Bredell

Editor:

Ed. Curtiss

Production Designer:

Jack Otterson

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

In the film's cast credits, actor Doodles Weaver's first name is written as ... More Less

In the film's cast credits, actor Doodles Weaver's first name is written as "Doodles." More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
14 Nov 38
p. 3.
Film Daily
14 Nov 38
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Aug 38
pp. 8-9.
Hollywood Reporter
14 Nov 38
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
15 Nov 38
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
19 Nov 38
p. 42.
New York Times
11 Nov 38
p. 31.
Variety
16 Nov 38
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scr
Orig story
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Publicity unit wrt
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 October 1938
Production Date:
began early August 1938
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 October 1938
Copyright Number:
LP8354
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60 or 63
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4726
SYNOPSIS

Coach McGann is nearly voted out of a job because his varsity football team has been on a losing streak, but is given one more season to improve the team. With the pressure on, Coach begins training his men with the help of Doc Saunders, and divides the squad into three teams. Bob Potter makes the second team, but Larry Royal feels humiliated because he is assigned to the third team. In the midst of training, the players work hard to keep their grades up, but three of Coach's best varsity men are kicked out because of their poor academic scores. Coach selects Bob and Larry to replace the lost players, which fills Bob's girl friend, Marian Stuart, with pride, and also swells Larry's head a little more. After a game in which Bob helps the team to win, Coach assigns him to run interference for Larry, who is now the quarterback. Larry becomes insufferably egotistical after the team wins game after game because of his touchdowns, but Bob remains humble. When Marian publishes an article in the school paper saying that Larry could never have made the touchdowns without Bob's help, Bob becomes angry at her because he is afraid the article will cause conflict between him and Larry. Resentful of Bob's anger, Marian agrees to go out to the swing café with Larry. Bob's friend, Jay Hill, becomes drunk and, sick of Larry's pomposity, picks a fight with him, but Larry thinks Bob sent him over to humiliate him, so he fights with Bob. During the scuffle, a table falls on Bob's leg, and he is ... +


Coach McGann is nearly voted out of a job because his varsity football team has been on a losing streak, but is given one more season to improve the team. With the pressure on, Coach begins training his men with the help of Doc Saunders, and divides the squad into three teams. Bob Potter makes the second team, but Larry Royal feels humiliated because he is assigned to the third team. In the midst of training, the players work hard to keep their grades up, but three of Coach's best varsity men are kicked out because of their poor academic scores. Coach selects Bob and Larry to replace the lost players, which fills Bob's girl friend, Marian Stuart, with pride, and also swells Larry's head a little more. After a game in which Bob helps the team to win, Coach assigns him to run interference for Larry, who is now the quarterback. Larry becomes insufferably egotistical after the team wins game after game because of his touchdowns, but Bob remains humble. When Marian publishes an article in the school paper saying that Larry could never have made the touchdowns without Bob's help, Bob becomes angry at her because he is afraid the article will cause conflict between him and Larry. Resentful of Bob's anger, Marian agrees to go out to the swing café with Larry. Bob's friend, Jay Hill, becomes drunk and, sick of Larry's pomposity, picks a fight with him, but Larry thinks Bob sent him over to humiliate him, so he fights with Bob. During the scuffle, a table falls on Bob's leg, and he is sent to the doctor. Although nothing is wrong with his leg, Bob pretends he is injured so he can stay on the bench and prove to Larry that he cannot make touchdowns without his help. The plan works, as Larry is unable to make touchdowns without Bob running interference. Unable to endure the thought of his team losing and Coach's job being jeapordized, Bob confesses his duplicity to Coach, who does not believe him. Bob puts himself in the game, apologizes to Larry, who does likewise, and together, they win the game. Coach suspends Bob for the rest of the season for lying, but promises to take him on next year, after which Marian and Bob are reunited. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Football, College


Subject

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

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