Knute Rockne All American (1940)

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The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.

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  • Ronald Reagan and Pat O'Brien in Knute Rockne All American (1940)
  • Pat O'Brien and Jack Banta in Knute Rockne All American (1940)
  • Ronald Reagan in "Knute Rockne - All American" 1940 Warner Bros.
  • Pat O'Brien in Knute Rockne All American (1940)
  • Ronald Reagan and Pat O'Brien in Knute Rockne All American (1940)
  • Ronald Reagan and Pat O'Brien in Knute Rockne All American (1940)

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Lloyd Bacon , William K. Howard


Robert Buckner (original screen play), Mrs. Knute Rockne (based upon: private papers of, and the reports of Rockne's intimate associates and friends)


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29 June 2003 | harbormoon
It's No Pride of the Yankees...
I caught this on TCM this afternoon and kept in on to catch Ronald Reagen as George Gipp. As another commentor noted, it comes across as pure documentary and this movie is only for those who harbor an interest in football and are familiar with the story of "the Rock." Pat O'Brien appears to be looking off-screen at cue cards and Reagan, in the scene in Rock's living room, coughed as if instructed by a doctor.

I much prefer The Pride of the Yankees with Gary Cooper, which was released only two years later and nominated for Best Picture by the Academy. However, Knute Rockne All American not so bad that you can't enjoy it and I especially enjoyed the stock footage of Notre Dame football.

The only other thing that puzzled me was the pronunciation of his name. For years I've heard it pronounced NEWT with the silent k, but here it's pronounced KA-NEWT. I guess I learned something else...

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