Harmon of Michigan

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2011
  • UPC: 043396393226
  • Original Release: 1941
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 93,646

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
Forest Evashevski
Tom Hanlon
William Henry
Ken Niles
Wendell Niles
Tim Ryan Flash Regan
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
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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]
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Disc #1 -- Harmon of Michigan
   Feature Plays
   Chapters
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