|Directed by||Glenn Tryon|
|Produced by||Louis Sarecky|
Pandro S. Berman
|Written by||Glenn Tryon|
Nicholas T. Barrows
|Starring||Eddie Quillan |
|Music by||Alberto Colombo|
|Cinematography||John W. Boyle|
|Edited by||George Crone|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
Gridiron Flash is a 1934 film. It made a profit of $43,000.
Belford College's football team is so bad, unscrupulous benefactor Howard Smith recruits a jailed thief, Tommy "Cherub" Burke, after seeing him play with a football in the prison yard.
Tommy's parole is arranged. He joins the team, alienating other students with his behavior so much that Jane Thurston from the registrar's office takes a personal interest, unaware of his criminal history. The team wins every game but Tommy gets restless and wants to join a gang. Smith persuades him to rob the jewels of a rich couple, Mr. and Mrs. Fields, and split the loot.
Tommy commits the theft but gets a guilty conscience after being bribed to lose the team's final game. He returns the stolen gems and gets back to campus in time to lead Belford to one final triumph.
- Eddie Quillan as Thomas Burke
- Betty Furness as Jane Thurston
- Grant Mitchell as Howard Smith
- Lucien Littlefield as L.B Fields
- Edgar Kennedy as Officer Thurston
- Grady Sutton as Pudge Harrison
- Joe Sawyer as Coach Eversmith
- Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Fields
- Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
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