One Minute to Play (1926)

Drama | 1926

Full page view
HISTORY

One Minute to Play marked the film debut of football running back Harold "Red" Grange" (1903--1991). Nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost," Grange was one of the most popular players of the early twentieth century, first for the University of Illinois, then as an professional player for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. He made one additional feature film, the 1927 release Racing Romeo (see entry), and a 1931 serial, The Galloping Ghost . ... More Less

One Minute to Play marked the film debut of football running back Harold "Red" Grange" (1903--1991). Nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost," Grange was one of the most popular players of the early twentieth century, first for the University of Illinois, then as an professional player for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. He made one additional feature film, the 1927 release Racing Romeo (see entry), and a 1931 serial, The Galloping Ghost . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Sep 1926.
---
New York Times
6 Sep 1926
p. 16.
Variety
1 Sep 1926
p. 14.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1926
Premiere Information:
release: 18 August or 12 September 1926
Copyright Claimant:
R-C Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 August 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23062
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,732
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Red Wade, a high school football celebrity, wants to attend Claxton College because of its gridiron ratings but meets with opposition from his father, who insists that he attend his own alma mater--Barlow; Red wins but at the cost of giving up football. On the train he meets Sally Rogers from Barlow and her admirer, Biff Wheeler of the Claxton football team. In an impromptu intercollegiate scrap, Red leads the outnumbered Barlow students to victory and misses the Claxton train stop, but he decides to go on to Barlow because of Sally. Eventually he is persuaded to play football against his father's orders, and he proves to be a valuable player on the team. The elder Wade, having become wealthy, offers an endowment to the school; but learning that Red has disregarded his orders, he threatens to withdraw the offer if Red plays. Though the president advises Red to play, he feigns drunkenness and is disqualified. Mr. Wade, attending the game, is won over to the boy's attitude and advises him to "go in and ... +


Red Wade, a high school football celebrity, wants to attend Claxton College because of its gridiron ratings but meets with opposition from his father, who insists that he attend his own alma mater--Barlow; Red wins but at the cost of giving up football. On the train he meets Sally Rogers from Barlow and her admirer, Biff Wheeler of the Claxton football team. In an impromptu intercollegiate scrap, Red leads the outnumbered Barlow students to victory and misses the Claxton train stop, but he decides to go on to Barlow because of Sally. Eventually he is persuaded to play football against his father's orders, and he proves to be a valuable player on the team. The elder Wade, having become wealthy, offers an endowment to the school; but learning that Red has disregarded his orders, he threatens to withdraw the offer if Red plays. Though the president advises Red to play, he feigns drunkenness and is disqualified. Mr. Wade, attending the game, is won over to the boy's attitude and advises him to "go in and win." +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
College, Football


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.