Knute Rockne - All American
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Knute Rockne - All American
Knute Rockne-All American was Pat O'Brien's finest hour: thanks to intensive rehearsals and numerous makeup applications, he so closely resembled the title character that, in the words of Rockne's widow, "I almost expected him to make love with me". The life of the legendary Notre Dame football coach is recounted from his childhood, when young Rockne (played by Johnny Sheffield) startles his Norwegian-immigrant parents by announcing at the dinner table that he's just been introduced to "the most wonderful game of the world." As an adult, Rockne works his way… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Perhaps Ronald Reagan's greatest talent was his ability to float to the top."
‑ , Entertainment Weekly
"The corny and sentimental, but it set the bar for all future sports pictures."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Carries both inspirational and dramatic appeal on a wide scale."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It set the way for how the Hollywood sports biography was to be subsequently made."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Corn doesn't grow any higher than this male bonding tribute to testosterone."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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