The Gladiator (1938)

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A man returns to college and is talked into joining he football team and is a real joke on the team, until he is given a drug that gives him super strength.



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11 December 2006 | bthomas
| Strange combination of material
Although a complete diversion from the landmark novel, it's not fair to judge this comedy on the basis that it's not faithful. As it stands, it's a decent B-movie comedy for Brown, who was a much bigger star - mostly due to his radio work - than anyone remembers today. Surprisingly, there is a bit of Wylie left in the story, as Brown is at first elated by his powers, but is later disturbed by them.

This comedy feature not only completely converts a section of Wylie's novel into a comedy, but some material is borrowed from Harold Lloyd's THE FRESHMAN. Most notably, there's the scene where Brown tries out for the team and stands in for the tackling dummy.

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