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1940s Sports Movies

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Make Mine Music(1946)

NR
| 1h 15min | Animation, Kids & Family, Music
2.9/5 (with 46 votes)

In the tradition of Fantasia, Make Mine Music is a glorious collection of nine musically charged animated shorts featuring such fun-filled favorites as "Peter And The Wolf", narrated by the beloved voice behind Winnie The Pooh. In addition, you'll enjoy such classic cartoon hits as "Casey At The Bat," "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met" and "Johnnie Fedora And Alice Bluebonnet.".

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador, Jack Kinney, Robert Cormack - With Tatiana Riabouchinska, David Lichine

The Pride of the Yankees(1942)

2h 8min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 32 votes)

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941)

3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife?

Take Me Out to the Ball Game(1949)

3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs to be a beautiful woman who really knows her baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan promptly falls in love. But his playboy roommate Eddie O'Brien has his own notions about how to treat the new lady owner and some unsavory gamblers have their own ideas about how to handle Eddie.

Good News(1947)

3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring '20s, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field.

Easy Living(1949)

1h 17min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A football halfback has a heart condition, a nagging wife and a team secretary who loves him.

The Set-Up(1949)

1h 13min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 22 votes)

Stoker Thompson is a 35-year-old has-been boxer. His once-promising fighting career has come crashing to the end. Tiny, Stoker's manager, is sure he will continue to lose fights, so he takes money for a "dive" from a mobster, but is so sure that Thompson will lose that he doesn't tell the boxer about the set-up. At the beginning of the last round of the vicious boxing match he learns of the fix.

Baseball Bugs(1946)

3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

A baseball game is going on in New York City, at the Polo Grounds (although the rooftop facade is more suggestive of Yankee Stadium), between the visiting "Gas-House Gorillas" and the home team, the "Tea Totallers". The game is not going well for the Tea Totallers, as the Gorillas, a bunch of oversized, roughneck players, are not only dominating the Tea Totallers, made up of old men, but intimidating the umpire by knocking him into the ground like a tent peg after an unpopular judgment. The Gorillas' home runs go screaming out of the ballpark (literally) and the batters form a conga line, with each hitter knocking a ball out.

Directed by Friz Freleng

Gentleman Jim(1942)

1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Knute Rockne All American(1940)

1h 38min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.

The Kid from Brooklyn(1946)

1h 53min | Comedy, Music
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even catch Burleigh knock out Speed again. Speed's crooked manager decides to turn Burleigh into a fighter. Burleigh doesn't realize that all of his opponents have been asked to take a dive. Thinking he really is a great fighter, Burleigh develops a swelled head which puts a crimp in his relationship with pretty nightclub singer Polly Pringle. He may finally get his comeuppance when he challenges Speed for the title.

The Art of Self Defense(1941)

NR
| 8min | Comedy, Animation
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

Goofy takes a lighthearted look at self defense through the ages: cavemen, knights, the age of chivalry, and finally boxing.

Directed by Jack Kinney
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How to Play Baseball(1942)

NR
| 8min | Comedy, Animation
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches. On to the World Series, where we go through an eventful inning, culminating in a baseball that disintegrates when being hit.

Directed by Jack Kinney

The Olympic Champ(1942)

NR
| 7min | Comedy, Animation
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions.

Directed by Jack Kinney

The Art of Skiing(1941)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. As you can imagine, Goofy has much trouble keeping his skis parallel and pointing downhill. The final ski jump conveniently lands Goofy right back in bed.

Directed by Jack Kinney

The Stratton Story(1949)

1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Neptune's Daughter(1949)

3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O'Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love. Meanwhile, Betty's sensible older sister Eve fears Betty's heart will be broken when Jose returns to South America. She arranges to meet with the real O'Rourke and love soon blossoms between them as well.

Whiplash(1948)

1h 31min | Drama
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

An artist (Dane Clark) follows a woman (Alexis Smith) from California to New York, where he boxes for her mobster husband (Zachary Scott).

Rabbit Punch(1948)

3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Goofy Gymnastics(1949)

NR
| 6min | Animation, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Inspired by a magazine ad, Goofy sends for a mail order body building course. First is weight lifting; after Goofy finally gets the weights up, a fly lands and sends him crashing through several floors in the apartment building. Chinups: the bar itself goes up and down. Then a rubber-band stretch device, which Goofy quickly tangles up in, sending him crashing through the building and several other pieces of equipment.

Directed by Jack Kinney

How to Play Football(1944)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

It's Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A&M for this introduction to college football.

Directed by Jack Kinney

How to Swim(1942)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Goofy shows us how to swim, first using a piano stool to demonstrate the strokes, right into the middle of traffic and back again. Next, Goofy tries to change in a tiny beachhouse and ends up underwater without realizing it. He eats his picnic lunch and finds himself literally tied into knots with cramps. Next, Goofy takes on diving, as first demonstrated by an outline model; of course, for him, it doesn't go nearly as well. Finally, Goofy tries riding the surf in an inner tube, but first it's punctured by an ill-placed anchor, then it turns into a slingshot thanks to a couple of cleverly placed posts.

Directed by Jack Kinney

Double Dribble(1946)

NR
| 7min | Animation
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

It's the big college basketball game; everyone playing looks like Goofy, and he's the only fan of the visiting team P.U.

Directed by Jack Hannah

The Screwball(1943)

NR
| 7min | Animation
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

It's the day of the big baseball game between the Drips and the Droops and Woody Woodpecker is trying to crash the gate and get in without paying for a ticket. A policeman keeps tossing him out but Woody puts on a baseball uniform---including a baseball-cap, since baseball players do not wear hats---gets inside and soon gets involved with the game. He ends up pinned to the scoreboard by a deluge of baseballs thrown by everybody in the ballpark.

Directed by Alex Lovy

Black Gold(1947)

1h 30min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.

Directed by Phil Karlson

Ringside Maisie(1941)

1h 35min | Comedy, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let down his best friend and manager Skeets Maguire, who has hopes of him becoming the next champion, he is reluctant to bring up the subject with him. Maisie convinces Terry to tell Skeets, whose unexpected reaction induces him to step into the ring again.

Rise and Shine(1941)

NR
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Crime, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.

The Babe Ruth Story(1948)

1h 46min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The baseball player (William Bendix) goes from wayward youth to Boston Red Sox pitcher to New York Yankees home-run hero.

Directed by Roy Del Ruth - With William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene, Robert Ellis, Lord Chamberlain's Men, ...

The Contender(1944)

1h 3min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A truck driver turns to prizefighting with hopes of earning enough cash to send his son to military school. 1944.

Directed by Sam Newfield

The Miracle Kid(1941)

1h 9min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A young boxer finds his life turned upside down when he meets with sudden success in the ring.

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