That's My Boy
Drama / Sports
Directed by Roy William Neill
Richard Cromwell as Tommy Jefferson Scott
Dorothy Jordan as Dorothy Whitney
Mae Marsh as Mom Scott
Arthur Stone as Pop Scott
Douglass Dumbrille as Coach 'Daisy' Adams
Lucien Littlefield as Uncle Louie
Leon Ames as Al Williams
Russell Saunders as Pinkie
Sumner Getchell as Carl
Otis Harlan as Mayor
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian as Hap
Elbridge Anderson as Student
Crilly Butler as Student
Douglas Haig as Tommy, as a young boy
John Wayne as Football Player
College student Thomas Jefferson Scott arrives at Thorpe University in order to be a doctor, but Coach 'Daisy' Adams has other ideas in mind after seeing Tommy run. Despite Tomy’s small frame, Coach Adams offers him a position on the team, and he is a star player, earning the nickname 'Snakehips'. Things begin to change when Tommy is sent to Maine over the summer to train, under the guise of being a bond salesman, and makes $6,000 while training. During his training, Tommy meets a clerk who was once a football star, but was injured and is now barely making a living. Tommy goes back to school and demands that the coach pay him $50,000 for making him give up his dreams of being a doctor for the risky career of a football star. A fund is started for him in his name and the proceeds would net Tommy the requested amount. However, Sedgwick, the manager of the funds, loses all the money in the stock market and kills himself. Disgraced and penniless, can Tommy find a way to recover the money people invested in him and help his team win the big game looming ahead?
That's My Boy features members of the 1931 National Champion USC Trojan football team.
John Wayne is used as an uncredited extra as a football player in That's My Boy.
Flash Gordon star Larry 'Buster' Crabbe is another uncredited extra football player.