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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 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
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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 »
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 »
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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