Young Norwegian immigrant Knute Rockne (Pat O'Brien) enrolls at Notre Dame University and becomes the first star of its hitherto undistinguished football team, inventing the forward pass among other innovations. Coaching the team after his playing days are through, Rockne turns the school into a football powerhouse thanks in part to freshman halfback George Gipp (Ronald Reagan), whose sudden illness provides the team with its motivation to fight against a bigger, stronger opponent.
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Producer: Jack L. Warner and Hal Wallis
Cast: Pat O'Brien, Ronald Reagan, Gale Page, Donald Crisp, Albert Basserman, John Litel, Henry O'Neill, Owen Davis Jr., John Qualen, Dorothy Tree, Kane Richmond, William Marshall, William Byrne and George Reeves