All American (1953)

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Nick Bonelli, quarterback for Mid-State, proves himself an All American in the championship, but his parents die in an auto accident coming to the game. Nick decides to transfer to Sheridan... See full summary »


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2 April 2018 | bellino-angelo2014
7
| A typical football college movie
This is one of the many b-movies where Tony Curtis starred in the first years of career, and also one of the less known. And the plot, especially in the first half, is a bit similar to ''From Here to Eternity'', that came also in 1953!

In the beginning Nick Bonelli (Curtis) is having a great football game, but at the end is informed that his parents died in a car accident and is suddenly shocked. So he decides to leave football and study architecture at the college. But he is treated as an outcast because he came from a poor family and (like Montgomery Clift that didn't want to box) he doesn't want to play football, until an encounter with Sharon Wallace (Lori Nelson) changes his mind, and he has a feud with fellow student Richard Long. And the ending didn't surprised me too much.

It's not a great movie, but it's a nice occasion to see some future stars like Stuart Whitman, Richard Long and Gregg Palmer, and two SEXY ladies of those years: Lori Nelson and Mamie Van Doren. Recommended for Tony Curtis fans only.

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