Knute Rockne All American

Month on the Gridiron

Lloyd Bacon, William K. Howard
Not Rated
Run Time: 
98 mins
Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan

Young Norwegian immigrant Knute Rockne (Pat O'Brien) enrolls at Notre Dame University and becomes the first star of its hitherto undistinguished football team, inventing the forward pass among other innovations. Coaching the team after his playing days are through, Rockne turns the school into a football powerhouse thanks in part to freshman halfback George Gipp (Ronald Reagan), whose sudden illness provides the team with its motivation to fight against a bigger, stronger opponent.