Knute Rockne All American Overview:

Knute Rockne All American (1940) was a Sports - Biographical Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and William K. Howard and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Fellows.

Knute Rockne All American was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

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Father John Callahan: Who can say for certain what a man was really born to be? That's God's will. Someday Knute will find his right place in the world, and when he does, whether it be science or not, I have a feeling it will be the one he was meant to do.

George Gipp: Win one for the Gipper!

Knute Rockne: We haven't got any use for gamblers around here. You've done your best to ruin baseball, and horse racing, and this is one game that's clean and is gonna stay clean.

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The unnamed "disease" that killed George Gipp wasn't a disease, it was actually complications from strep throat.
Pat O'Brien, Ronald Reagan and Donald Crisp recreated their roles for a 12/2/40 episode of Lux Theater, but Gale Page's part was enacted by Fay Wray.
The football history portrayed in the movie plays fast and loose with a key element of college gridiron development. The film depicts Rockne developing the forward pass in the 'teens, as an undergraduate at Notre Dame. But the forward pass was legalized and used during the 1906 football season.
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National Film Registry

Knute Rockne All American

Released 1940
Inducted 1997

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Also directed by Lloyd Bacon

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Also produced by Hal B. Wallis

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Also released in 1940

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