Over the Goal (1937)

Approved   |    |  Comedy, Romance, Sport


Over the Goal (1937) Poster

Injured Carlton State quarterback Ken Thomas makes a promise to his girlfriend that he won't play again. Then, when she relents, crooks hoping to make money from the big game kidnap him.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5/10
88

Photos


See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


19 June 2013 | Michael_Elliott
Boring, Bland and Just Downright Bad
Over the Goal (1937)

* (out of 4)

Forgotten (and rightfully so) melodrama about a very rich man who dies and is willing to leave everything he owns to Carlton Collage but only if they beat their rival in an upcoming football game. This here should be easy to Carlton's star quarterback (William Hooper) decides that he doesn't want to play any more. Now everyone around him must try and make him change his mind before it's too late. Oh, the level of suspense. OVER THE GOAL is an incredibly bad movie full of incredible annoying characters and incredibly bad laughs. The film really doesn't have too much going on for it, although bad film buffs will probably get a kick out of at least watching it since, in reality, this decade didn't give us too many awful films. Hooper would become better known later in his career but his performance here is quite bland. I'm not sure if he just knew the material was bad and didn't give it any effort or perhaps he was a little tired throughout the making of the picture. The rest of the supporting cast are pretty much forgettable with the exception being Hattie McDaniel in an early role. There's really not a good story to be found here because we get our "hero" running into one person after another and each one has a new problem. They try to get him into the big game and he says no. The next person tries and then we go to rounds three, four and five. All of this film is just one big cliché without a single laugh to be had.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • Sweepstakes Winner

    Sweepstakes Winner

  • The Cowboy Quarterback

    The Cowboy Quarterback

  • The Heart of New York

    The Heart of New York

  • Melody Cruise

    Melody Cruise

  • Strangers All

    Strangers All

  • Jailbreak

    Jailbreak

  • The Cockeyed Miracle

    The Cockeyed Miracle

  • Make Way for a Lady

    Make Way for a Lady

  • Bridal Suite

    Bridal Suite

  • Man of Iron

    Man of Iron

  • Harold Teen

    Harold Teen

  • Three Men on a Horse

    Three Men on a Horse

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Carla Gugino's Favorite TV Performances

"Jett" star Carla Gugino's Watchlist is filled with some big-time Emmy contenders. Find out what she's watching!

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what TV shows editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to Star Wars, video games, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com