Saturday's Hero (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

Saturday's Hero1951

Saturday's Hero (1951)





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In this film, John Derek plays a Polish-American immigrant who excels in high-school sports. When Derek wins a scholarship at an exclusive Southern university, Sidney Blackmer is a wealthy alumnus who sees to it that Derek is allowed to coast in his classes so that he can play football.


John Derek
as Steve Novak
Donna Reed
as Melissa
Sidney Blackmer
as T.C. McCabe
Alexander Knox
as Professor Megroth
Elliott Lewis
as Eddie Abrams
Otto Hulett
as Coach Tennant
Aldo Ray
as Gene Hausler
Alvin Baldock
as Francis Clayborne
Wilbur Robertson
as Bob Whittier
Bill Martin
as Joe Mestrovic
Mickey Knox
as Joey Novak
Tito Vuolo
as Manuel
Don Gibson
as Red Evans
Don Garner
as Jamieson
John Baer
as Turner Wylie
Mervin Williams
as Dr. Comstock
Peter Thompson
as John Fitzhugh
Noel Reyburn
as Toby Peterson
Steve Clark
as Ted Bricker
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Critic Reviews for Saturday's Hero

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Saturday's Hero is a timely film, dealing with over-emphasis of college football. It is also well-made.

August 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It is a rugged, brutal indictment of commercialization in college football, and the exploitation of players.

January 14, 2022 | Full Review…

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