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Best Sports Films: Navy Blue and Gold (MGM-1935)

(My 15 most favorite sports films)

 

 

 

#15:  Navy Blue and Gold

 

 

 

(MGM-1937): Jimmy Stewart and Robert Young with Lionel Barrymore star in a movie on the Academy in Annapolis. Caught it one night on cable and was blown away. As good as Knute Rockne All-American for tears and historical presence, a great story as you gain a love for the US Naval Academy. Directed by the great and under-rated Sam Wood.

 

Directed by Sam Wood

Distributed by MGM

Release dat:  November 19, 1937
Running time94 minute

Budget:  $458,000
Box office:  $1,168,000

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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