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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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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.


Knute Rockne: Father, I've decided to take up coaching as my life's work.
Father John Callahan: Hmmmm.
Knute Rockne: You think I'm making a mistake, don't you?
Father John Callahan: Anyone who follows the truth in his heart never makes a mistake.


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.


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One of only two movies to be filmed on the University of Notre Dame campus. The other was Rudy.
Lloyd Bacon replaced director William K. Howard, who was discharged over a disagreement with the studio. Reportedly he wanted to have Rockne to convert to Catholicism in the film.
Elmer Layden eventually became the first to have the title Commisioner of the NFL after leaving his coaching job at Notre Dame in the 1940s.
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Knute Rockne All American

Released 1940
Inducted 1997
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