The Quarterback (1926 film)

The Quarterback is a 1926 American comedy silent film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and written by William Slavens McNutt, W. O. McGeehan and Ray Harris. The film stars Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, Harry Beresford, David Butler, Robert W. Craig and Mona Palma. The film was released on October 11, 1926, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Quarterback
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Directed byFred C. Newmeyer
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Ralph Block
Screenplay byWilliam Slavens McNutt
W. O. McGeehan
Ray Harris
StarringRichard Dix
Esther Ralston
Harry Beresford
David Butler
Robert W. Craig
Mona Palma
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 11, 1926 (1926-10-11)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Elmer Stone, quarterback of the 1899 Colton College football team vows to remain a student until Colton beats its biggest rival, State University. Twenty-seven years later, Elmer is still in school and is a classmate of his son, Jack. Other than driving a milk wagon in his spare time, Jack is also the quarterback of the football team. A matter of his eligibility comes up but he is cleared and goes out to do-or-die for Colton against State University. Maybe they will win The Big Game, and Jack's father can get a life...and a job.


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  1. ^ "Movie Review - The Quarterback - Another Football Comedy. -". Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Quarterback". Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.147 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..The Quarterback

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