The Drop Kick (1927)
The Drop Kick
Drama / Silent / Sports
Directed by Millard Webb
Richard Barthelmess as Jack Hamill
Barbara Kent as Cecily Graves
Dorothy Revier as Mrs. Hathaway
Eugene Strong as Brad Hathaway
Alberta Vaughn as Molly
Brooks Benedict as Ed Pemberton
Hedda Hopper as Mrs. Hamill
Mayme Kelso as Mrs. Graves
George C. Pearce as The Dean
John Wayne as USC Football Player
College Football star Jack Hamill has his hands full when he must resist the affections of the coach ’s wife, Eunice Hathaway. Eunice's indiscretions and extravagant tastes have driven her husband to embezzlement, and he commits suicide. Eunice is eager to get her claws into Jack, and tricks him into proposing to her. When the news goes public, many of Jack's teammates believe that Jack murdered the Coach to get at Eunice. All of his troubles nearly cause Jack to lose the big game , but he comes through with a timely Drop Kick!
Drop Kick includes football players from USC and Stanford among other universities.
A 20 year old John Wayne makes an appearance as an extra football player in Drop Kick.