$1,000 A Touchdown

1939, Movie, NR, 71 mins

Failed actress Martha Madison (Martha Raye) and audience-shy actor Marlowe Mansfield Booth (Joe E. Brown) transform the college she has inherited into a drama school. Having trouble coming up with students, they try to put the school on the map by developing a winning football team, using the romance course taught by knockout Betty McGlen (Susan Hayward) to attract players from other institutions. When they can't find an opponent, Martha engages a professional team to play them, betting the school's creditor (George McKay) $1,000 that her heroes will score a touchdown--then making sure they will by bribing the pros, who allow the college players only so many...
Released: 1939 Rated: NR Length: 71 mins

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