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KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN (1940)

KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN <span>(1940)</span> artwork

KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN (1940)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 98

Summary Lars Rockne and his family, including his four year old son Knute, emigrate to Chicago in 1892 from their native Norway. By his his mid-twenties Knute saves enough to attend obscure Notre Dame University, where he excels in football and chemistry. He and a teammate develop the forward pass as an offensive weapon while working as life guards on summer break and use it to upset heavily favored Army in a historic game. After graduation Rockne becomes a teacher while coaching part time but ultimately abandons academics to devote all his energies to football. During his tenure as head coach at the school, he develops such outstanding players as George Gipp, who dies prematurely from a strep infection, and the Four Horseman while introducing many innovative tactics including the backfield shift. Rockne, known for his staccato motivational speeches, devotes his life to maintaining the integrity of the sport he loves and promoting it as an integral component in the development of the American character.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

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Details

Title
KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN
Year
1940
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Classified date(s)
24/09/1940
BBFC reference
AZF019499

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