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    The Drop Kick (1927)

    THE DROP KICK

    Also Known As: Glitter (UK)

    DIRECTED BY MILLARD WEBB
    FIRST NATIONAL PICTURES/WARNER BROS

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    Plot Summary
    Jack Hamill, a College football player,
    pays an innocent visit to a woman
    whose husband kills himself,
    and finds his reputation on the line
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    Full Cast
    Richard Barthelmess ... Jack Hamill
    Barbara Kent ... Cecily Graves
    Dorothy Revier ... Mrs. Eunice Hathaway
    Eugene Strong ... Brad Hathaway
    Alberta Vaughn ... Molly
    James Bradbury Jr. ... Bones (as James Bradbury)
    Brooks Benedict ... Ed Pemberton
    Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Hamill
    Mayme Kelso ... Mrs. Graves
    George C. Pearce ... The Dean
    Bill Elliott ... Aggressive Student at Dance (uncredited)
    Al Hill ... Jack's Buddy at Dance (uncredited)
    Duke Morrison ... Football Player / Extra in Stands (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Katharine Brush (story)
    Winifred Dunn (writer)

    Cinematography
    Arthur Edeson
    Alvin Knechtel

    Trivia
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    Filming Locations
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    Last edited by ethanedwards; September 13th, 2013 at 12:38 PM.
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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    The Drop Kick (also known as Glitter in the UK) was a 1927 silent film
    directed by Millard Webb written by Katherine Brush
    about a college football player (Richard Barthelmess)
    who finds his reputation on the line when he pays an innocent visit
    to a woman whose husband kills himself.
    It was one of the early films of John Wayne who was only aged 20 in the film.
    He too played a college footballer.

    In this silent film, Richard Barthelmess was the star.
    This movie also had a football setting.

    Young Duke Morrison was really on the swing gang
    of glorified furniture removers,
    when he was selected as one of 10 college players,
    during a nationwide film test.

    Richard Barthelmess, was also in Central Airport,
    which Duke appeared in,
    but is better known to us, as Bronco Kid Farrow
    in The Spoilers

    This film co-starred Alberta Vaughan
    who later was to star with Duke,
    as Sandy Rogers, in the Lone Star Western
    Randy Rides Alone

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    2 September 2003 | by Single-Black-Male (London, England)

    All of these early silent films that John Wayne appeared in equipped him
    with the stamina and skills that he would apply in his later films.
    In this film, he trained as an American football player which put him
    in good stead as a coach in 'Trouble Along the Way' 24 years later.
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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    Hi Keith

    Screen capture of what I think is JW in Drop kick
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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    Quote Originally Posted by Elly View Post
    Hi Keith

    Screen capture of what I think is JW in Drop kick
    Hello, Elly

    That isn't John Wayne.

    Wayne is visible in another grandstand scene which is shown only once in the entire film. If you blink you might miss it. The sequence lasts for about 4.5 seconds.

    In the 'uncredited' section (near the bottom) of my online filmography you'll find an animated graphic showing Wayne's sequence.

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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    RR,

    Wow, he's as clear as day in that little sequence! Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

    If I haven't said it before, let me say it now - your web site is quite impressive!

    Chester

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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    Quote Originally Posted by RoughRider View Post
    Hello, Elly

    That isn't John Wayne.

    Wayne is visible in another grandstand scene which is shown only once in the entire film. If you blink you might miss it. The sequence lasts for about 4.5 seconds.

    In the 'uncredited' section (near the bottom) of my online filmography you'll find an animated graphic showing Wayne's sequence.
    RR Thank you so much my old eyes are not what they used to be which is why I said I think it was JW. Obvious now that it is pointed out to me of course LOL

    Here is the capture as you have it on your website.
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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    Just got two more of the DeAgostini Classic John Wayne Collection DVD's and issue 91 is The Drop Kick. Never seen it before. The book that comes with it about the film mentions that Duke is one of the players, but can't be recognised and is also in the the crowd scene around the 60-minute mark just before and after TAKE HIM OUT appears on the screen.

    Bob

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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    Quote Originally Posted by firstrebel View Post
    Just got two more of the DeAgostini Classic John Wayne Collection DVD's and issue 91 is The Drop Kick. Never seen it before. The book that comes with it about the film mentions that Duke is one of the players, but can't be recognised and is also in the the crowd scene around the 60-minute mark just before and after TAKE HIM OUT appears on the screen.

    Bob
    Thanks Bob

    RoughRider now has a short clip of the sequences you quoted on his website

    http://www.vanc.igs.net/~roughley/jo...lmography.html

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    The Drop Kick (1927)

    JW is in a 4-second clip in this film. He's at far right.
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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)

    Jim,
    thanks for these,
    you will notice that the screenshot
    was posted before,
    but thanks for the poster shot
    Best Wishes
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    Re: The Drop Kick (1927)



    I. “Drop kick, the (First National 1927)… Duke and Pexy were grandstand extras in this football picture, neither received billing”

    II. “Wayne was one of ten college football players (from Stanford, USC and UCLA), selected to appear as stand-ins and extras in the grandstands . . .”

    III. “Duke and other members of the USC football team were hired for drop kick.”

    IV. “There is evidence to suggest the tireless young professional worked at other studios while being employed at Fox. We know of his appearance in “THE DROP KICK,” a Richard Barthelmess college picture in which young Wayne is clearly visible as a spectator in the crowd at the big Shoreham-Central game. When the hero misses a critical kick, Wayne can be seen hooting and giving cat calls.” Vol VI, No 1, June 1989

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