Knute Rockne All American

76
  • NR
"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse. read more
Available to stream, rent, or purchase on:

"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse. But victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men. This famed sports biopic combines a passion for the game (and footage of actual Notre Dame contests) with two superb performances: Pat O'Brien in the title role and Ronald Reagan as George Gipp, the gifted but doomed halfback whose deathbed plea is "win just one for the Gipper." The line remains one of cinema's most memorable. And for the rest of his life, Reagan would often be called the Gipper.

Original Release

10/05/1940

US Release

10/05/1940

Links

Cast

Pat O'Brien Knute Rockne
Donald Crisp Father John Callahan, C.S.C / Father John Callahan C.S.C.
Ronald Reagan George Gipp
John Litel Committee Chairman
Gale Page Bonnie Skiles Rockne
Albert Bassermann Father Julius Nieuwland
Henry O'Neill Doctor / Doctor Treating Knute
Owen Davis Jr. Gus Dorais / Charles 'Gus' Dorais
John Qualen Lars Knutson Rockne
Dorothy Tree Martha Rockne
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lloyd Bacon, William K. Howard

Writers

Robert Buckner, Mrs. Knute Rockne

Cast

Pat O'Brien Knute Rockne
Donald Crisp Father John Callahan, C.S.C / Father John Callahan C.S.C.
Ronald Reagan George Gipp
John Litel Committee Chairman
Gale Page Bonnie Skiles Rockne
Albert Bassermann Father Julius Nieuwland
Henry O'Neill Doctor / Doctor Treating Knute
Owen Davis Jr. Gus Dorais / Charles 'Gus' Dorais
John Qualen Lars Knutson Rockne
Dorothy Tree Martha Rockne
Johnny Sheffield Knute Rockne - Age 7 / Knute - Age 7
Moreau Choir of Notre Dame Moreau Choir
Nick Lukats Harry Stuhldreher - The Four Horsemen / Harry Stuhldreher - One of The Four Horsemen
Kane Richmond Elmer Laydon - One of The Four Horsemn / Elmer Layden - The Four Horsemen
William Marshall Don Miller - One of The Four Horsemen / Don Miller - The Four Horsemen
William Byrne James Crowley - One of The Four Horsemen / Jim Crowley - The Four Horsemen
Howard Jones USC Coach Howard Jones / Howard Jones - USC Coach
Glenn 'Pop' Warner Coach 'Pop' Warner / Glenn 'Pop' Warner - Stanford Coach
Amos Alonzo Stagg Alonzo Stagg - University of Chicago Coach / Coach Alonzo Stagg
William 'Bill' Spaulding Bill Spaulding / Bill Spaulding - UCLA Coach

Producers

Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Robert Fellows Producer

Editors

Ralph Dawson

Ouch! Looks like something broke. Try reloading this page. 🗙