Touchdown, Army

Touchdown, Army retitled Generals of Tomorrow in the UK is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Kurt Neumann, written by Lloyd Corrigan and Erwin S. Gelsey, and starring John Howard, Mary Carlisle, Robert Cummings, William Frawley, Owen Davis Jr., and Benny Baker. It was released on October 7, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]

Touchdown, Army
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Directed byKurt Neumann
Screenplay byLloyd Corrigan
Erwin S. Gelsey
Produced byEdward T. Lowe Jr.
StarringJohn Howard
Mary Carlisle
Robert Cummings
William Frawley
Owen Davis Jr.
Benny Baker
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Music byJohn Leipold
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 7, 1938 (1938-10-07)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Army University football player Jimmy Howal gets a reception far different from what he expected when he enters West Point. His cocky attitude makes everyone opposed of him, especially hot-tempered southerner Brandon Culpepper, who also sees Howal as a rival for beautiful Toni Denby, daughter of West Point officer Colonel Denby. Howal is failing French prior to the Army-Navy game, and the cadets fear he will be kept from playing because of it. Then, Toni tutors Howal, but she, unknowingly, uses an old exam which is the basis for the new test. Howal realizes what has happened when he passes the exam with flying colors and suspects Toni of having set out to make a fool of him.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Lew Ayres was meant to play a lead but Robert Cummings – who was already in the cast – took the part instead, promoted from a more subsidiary role.[4] Filming started June 1938.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Touchdown, Army (1938) at the TCM Movie Database
  2. ^ Hal Erickson (2015). "Touchdown-Army – Trailer – Cast – Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  3. ^ "Touchdown, Army". Afi.com. 1938-10-07. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  4. ^ Schallert, Edwin (June 21, 1938). "Elaine Barrymore to Join Husband in Film". Los Angeles Times. p. 11.
  5. ^ "SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD". New York Times. 17 June 1938. p. 25.

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