Father Was a Fullback

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Coach George Copper's college football team is losing game after game, much to the dismay of stiff-and-stuffy but influential alumni Roger Jessup, and also having trouble at home with his oldest daughter, Connie. The team keeps losing and Coach Cooper is about to lose his job as his efforts to win the last game of the season, against the team's Big Rival, end in disaster. But, unknown to he and his wife, Elizabeth, Connie has sold an article, called "I Was a Bubble Dancer" to a 'True-Confession" magazine, and the girl-who-couldn't-get-a-date becomes suddenly popular and, because of her, the high-school football star from another town decides to play his college-ball for Coach Cooper. Jessup is forced to keep Cooper on as the school's football coach.

  1. Aleen Leslie


  2. Richard Sale


  3. Mary Loos


  4. John M. Stahl


  5. Casey Robinson


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  1. Fred MacMurray

    Fred MacMurray

    George Cooper

  2. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Elizabeth Cooper

  3. Betty Lynn

    Betty Lynn

    Connie Cooper

  4. Natalie Wood

    Natalie Wood

    Ellen Cooper

  5. Rudy Vallee

    Rudy Vallee

    Mr. Jessup

  6. Thelma Ritter

    Thelma Ritter


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 24m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 30, 1949



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