Harmon of Michigan

Harmon of Michigan

Director: Charles Barton

Cast: Charles Barton, Tom Harmon, Anita Louise, Oscar O'Shea

     
 

Harmon of Michigan was the first in a trio of Columbia sports films, each starring a real-life athlete. In this case, the title character is All-American halfback Tom Harmon, who when introduced in the film is on the verge of graduating from Michigan and turning professional. Shortly thereafter, he becomes a college football coach, surprisingly resorting toSee more details below

Overview

Harmon of Michigan was the first in a trio of Columbia sports films, each starring a real-life athlete. In this case, the title character is All-American halfback Tom Harmon, who when introduced in the film is on the verge of graduating from Michigan and turning professional. Shortly thereafter, he becomes a college football coach, surprisingly resorting to illegal (or at least unethical) tactics to drive his team to victory. Even more surprising is that he is never called on the carpet for these tactics, which seem to have been given the tacit approval of the film's producers. Harmon's former teammate Forest Evashevski and Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Henry also appear as themselves. Though Anita Louise is cast as Tom Harmon's wife, the real-life Mrs. H. would ultimately turn out to be actress Elyse Knox (their children included 1980s screen star Mark Harmon and future "Mrs. Ricky Nelson" Kris Harmon).

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2011
UPC:
0043396393226
Original Release:
1941
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Time:
1:05:00
Sales rank:
78,737

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Harmon Himself
Anita Louise Peggy Adams
Oscar O'Shea "Pop" Branch
Warren Ashe Bill Dorgan
Ken Christy Joe Scudder
William Hall Jimmy Wayburn
Larry Parks Harvey
Lloyd Bridges Ozzie
Chester Conklin Gasoline Chuck
Sam Balter Actor
Tom Hanlon Actor
William Henry Actor
Ken Niles Actor
Tim Ryan Flash Regan
Forest Evashevski Actor
Wendell Niles Actor

Technical Credits
Charles Barton Director
Lionel Banks Art Director
Fredric M. Frank Original Story
Richard Goldstone Original Story
Howard J. Green Screenwriter
Wallace MacDonald Producer
Stanley Rauh Original Story
Arthur Seld Editor
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
John Stumar Cinematographer

Read More

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Harmon of Michigan
1. Chapter 1 [9:23]
2. Chapter 2 [10:37]
3. Chapter 3 [10:14]
4. Chapter 4 [9:33]
5. Chapter 5 [10:24]
6. Chapter 6 [9:06]
7. Chapter 7 [6:04]

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >