$1,000 a Touchdown

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$1,000 a Touchdown
$1,000 a Touchdown poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James P. Hogan
Produced by William C. Thomas
Screenplay by Delmer Daves
Starring Joe E. Brown
Martha Raye
Eric Blore
Susan Hayward
John Hartley
Joyce Mathews
Music by Charles Bradshaw
John Leipold
Leo Shuken
Cinematography William C. Mellor
Edited by Chandler House
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • October 4, 1939 (1939-10-04)
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English

$1,000 a Touchdown is a 1939 American comedy film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Delmer Daves. The film stars Joe E. Brown, Martha Raye, Eric Blore, Susan Hayward, John Hartley and Joyce Mathews. The film was released on October 4, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.[1]

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Frank Nugent of The New York Times said, "Paramount must have been carried away when it finally succeeded in bringing Joe E. Brown and Martha Raye (and their mouths) together in a comedy. Only it wasn't carried far enough away. $1,000 a Touchdown, played at the Criterion yesterday, is a painfully witless football farce of almost fantastic unoriginality. There is even a scene in which Eric Blore turns to Mr. Brown and says, "Now I leave you to Morpheus." (That wasn't a take-em, folks: it was Joe Miller clutching Mr. Brown's shoulder), it ends with Joe E. scoring the last-second touchdown by being thrown over the goal posts. They threw the wrong man: Delmer Daves, who wrote it, would be our choice—and we'd insist on a field goal."[2]

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  1. ^ "$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-07-08. 
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1939-10-05). "Movie Review - 1 000 a Touchdown - THE SCREEN". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-07-08. 

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