6.1/10
201
3 user 1 critic

All American (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Sport | October 1953 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Jesse Hibbs

Writers:

D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay), Leonard Freeman (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Forbidden (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger
Drama | Film-Noir | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Tony Curtis, Pat Crowley, Ernest Borgnine
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The emotional story of a lifelong friendship between a Boston rookie cop and a young street-wise delinquent.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Arthur Kennedy
Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Peasant Myles Falworth is trained for knighthood and is groomed by various nobles to defeat the evil Earl of Alban who's plotting to usurp King Henry IV's throne.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a San Francisco priest is murdered, a policeman, who's a close friend, starts an investigation.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Tony Curtis, Marisa Pavan, Gilbert Roland
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Kashma Baba, the son of the famed Baghdad thief Ali Baba is a cadet in a medieval Persian military academy where he runs afoul of his rival Hussein, the evil Caliph's son.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Susan Cabot
Mister Cory (1957)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A street-smart young man from the Chicago slums dreams of cajoling with the rich and powerful, no matter the cost.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Tony Curtis, Martha Hyer, Charles Bickford
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill baby Prince Hussein in order to usurp his throne but the assassin has second thoughts and steals the baby for himself.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloane
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1803 France, Napoleon orders the capture of notorious highwayman 'Purple Mask' who routinely rescues imprisoned nobles and harasses the Revolutionary officials.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Gene Barry
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The macho head of an urban community center tries to reform juvenile delinquents.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Stephen McNally, Thelma Ritter, Luis Van Rooten
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Nick Bonelli
Lori Nelson ... Sharon Wallace
Richard Long ... Howard Carter
Mamie Van Doren ... Susie Ward
Gregg Palmer ... Hunter Cameron (as Palmer Lee)
Paul Cavanagh ... Professor Carl Banning
Barney Phillips ... Coach Clipper Colton
Jimmy Hunt ... Whizzer
Stuart Whitman ... Zip Parker
Douglas Kennedy ... Tate Hardy
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... David Carter
Herman Hickman Herman Hickman ... Coach Jumbo Campbell
Frank Gifford ... Stan Pomeroy
Tom Harmon Tom Harmon ... Tom Harmon
Jim Sears Jim Sears ... Dartmore Quarterback
Edit

Storyline

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 University to pursue his real interest of studying architecture. His decision not to join the football team causes considerable friction for him at his new alma mater, particularly with Howard Carter who sees him as a rival. Romantic interests complicate Nick's life and he must make decisions about his future. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

american football | See All (1) »

Taglines:

The Story of Nick Bonelli...Who Played Every Game in His Own Rough Way!

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The All American See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Aaron Rosenberg is credited as "Aaron Rosenberg All American, U.S.C. '33" and Jesse Hibbs as "All American, U.S.C. '27". See more »

Crazy Credits

Herman Hickman is credited as "Herman Hickman All American, Tenn. '32"; Frank Gifford as "All American, U.S.C. '51"; Tom Harmon as "All American, Mich. '39-'40"; Jim Sears as "All American, U.S.C. '52"; Elmer Willhoite as "All American, U.S.C. '52"; and Donn Moomaw as "All American, U.C.L.A. '52". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A typical football college movie
2 April 2018 | by bellino-angelo2014See all my reviews

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.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed