The Gladiator (1938)

The Gladiator




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The most successful of Joe E. Brown's post-Warner Bros. efforts, The Gladiator finds cavern-mouthed Brown winning a cash prize at a movie theatre, then using his windfall to attend college. The son of a legendary athlete, clumsy Brown is unable to live up to his dad's reputation. Genially batty scientist Lucien Littlefield injects Brown with a strength serum that turns Our Hero into a star football player. When he balks at joining the team, the coach sends pretty June Travis, the girlfriend of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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Written By: George Marion Jr., Arthur Sheekman, Earle Snell, Charlie Melson, James Mulhauser
Columbia Pictures


as Hugo Kipp

as Himself, Man Mountai...

as Prof. Danner

as Iris Bennett

as Tom Dixon

as Mrs. Danner

as Coach Robbins

as Coach Robbins

as Coach Stetson

as Speed Bums

as Dr. DeRay
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Somewhat funny and cute in the beginning, but it doesn't keep throughout.

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