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Father Was a Fullback (1949)





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First came 20th Century-Fox's Mother Was a Freshman; then, a few months later, the same studio's Father Was a Fullback. Fred MacMurray stars as college football coach George Cooper, whose team can't win a game to save its life. George finds some comfort in the arms of his wife Elizabeth (Maureen O'Hara), but his young daughters Connie (Betty Lynn) and Ellen (Natalie Wood) are too concerned with boys to pay their dad any attention. Connie causes no end of trouble for George by printing a highly imaginative article about her various romances. On the verge of losing his job, George is saved by the arrival of football champ Joe Burch (Richard Tyler). Rudy Vallee virtually repeats his stuffy-suitor characterization from Mother is a Freshman in Father Was a Fullback.


Fred MacMurray
as George Cooper
Maureen O'Hara
as Elizabeth Cooper
Natalie Wood
as Ellen Cooper
Betty Lynn
as Connie Cooper
Rudy Vallee
as Mr. Jessop
Thelma Ritter
as Geraldine
Jim Backus
as Prof. Sullivan
Richard Tyler
as Joe Burch
Buddy Martin
as Cheerleader
Charles Flynn
as Policeman
Bill Self
as Willie
Joe Haworth
as Reporter
Gilbert Barnett
as Stinky Parker
Tom Bernard
as Delivery Boy
Tom Hanlon
as Radio Announcer
Pat Kane
as Bellhop
Forbes Murray
as College President
Fred Dale
as Cheerleader
Lee MacGregor
as Cheerleader
Wilson Wood
as Grandstand Coache
Rodney Bell
as Grandstand Coache
Don Barclay
as Grandstand Coache
Bill Radovich
as Football Player
Harry Carter
as Grandstand Bit
Robert Adler
as Grandstand Bit
Louise Lorimer
as Mrs. Jones
Ruth Clifford
as Neighbor
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