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The Iron Major 1943 Pat O'Brien Ruth Warrick Robert Ryan MP4 Video DVD

The Iron Major 1943 Pat O'Brien Ruth Warrick Robert Ryan MP4 Video DVD
The Iron Major 1943 Pat O'Brien Ruth Warrick Robert Ryan MP4 Video DVD
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The Iron Major, The 1943 American World War II Biographical Film About The Famed College Football Coach And World War I Hero Frank "Cav" Cavanaugh, Starring Pat O'Brien As Major Cavanaugh, Ruth Warrick As His Wife Florencem And Robert Ryan As His Boyhood Friend And Confidante Father Tim Donovan, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! (Black/White, 1943, 1 Hour 30 Minutes, Plus 3 Minute Trailer.)


Ray Enright, Edward Killy (Associate)


Aben Kandel, Warren Duff (Screen Play), Florence E. Cavanaugh (Story)


Pat O'Brien as Frank/Cav Cavanaugh

Ruth Warrick as Florence Ayres Cavanaugh

Robert Ryan as Father Tim Donovan

Leon Ames as Bob Stewart

Russell Wade as Private Manning

Bruce Edwards as Lieutenant Jones

Richard Martin as Davie Cavanaugh

The Iron Major is a 1943 American biographical film about the famed college football coach and World War I hero, Frank Cavanaugh, released as a Hollywood propaganda film during World War II. Directed by Ray Enright, the screenplay was written by Aben Kandel and Warren Duff, based on his wfie Florence E. Cavanaugh's recollections. Produced and directed by RKO Radio Pictures, the film premiered in Boston on October 25, 1943. Florence Cavanaugh and a priest, Tim Donovan, recall how in the 1890s, her husband Frank was playing college football for Dartmouth and then moved west to become a coach. "Cav" is introduced to Florence and eventually moves back east where he coaches at Holy Cross, where the football team's players include Tim. Although he is father to seven children, Cav enlists in the war effort. A major, he is involved in heavy combat and seriously wounded, but recovers, gaining his nickname in the process. He ultimately returns home to continue coaching at Boston College, but an illness causes Cav to go blind, then ultimately claims his life.

Francis "Frank" William Cavanaugh, nicknamed "Cav" and "The Iron Major" (April 28, 1876 - August 29, 1933) was an American college football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at University of Cincinnati in 1898, the College of the Holy Cross from 1903 to 1905, Dartmouth College from 1911 to 1916, Boston College from 1919 to 1926, and Fordham University from 1927 to 1932, compiling a career college football coaching record of 145-48-17. Cavanaugh played football at Dartmouth as an end from 1896 to 1897. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Cavanaugh played college football as an end at Dartmouth College from 1896 to 1897, under coach William Wurtenburg. Cavanaugh served as the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati in 1898, followed with a stint coaching at the Denver Athletic Club from 1898 to 1903. He then returned to his native Worcester to coach at the College of the Holy Cross from 1903 to 1905, followed by high school coaching at Worcester Academy from 1907 to 1910. Cavanaugh left Worcester to return to college football at his alma mater, Dartmouth from 1911 to 1916. There, he coached Lawrence Whitney, who also attended Worcester Academy when Cavanaugh coached there. Cavanaugh left Dartmouth in 1917 to return to Holy Cross. However, before the football season began, Cavanaugh entered the United States Army to serve during World War I. He rose to the rank of major and was seriously wounded during the Meuse-Argonne offensive on October 23, 1918. Shellfire broke his cheek, nose, and skull, all of which contributed to his later blindness and ultimately to his untimely death. In 1919, Cavanaugh published a book entitled Inside Football. Cavanaugh's final two coaching stints were at Boston College from 1919 to 1926 and Fordham University from 1927 to 1932. At Fordham, he implemented the T formation on offense. He finished career with a college coaching record of 148-50-18. Frank Cavanaugh died at the age of 57 in Marshfield, Massachusetts, U.S.. His burial details are undisclosed. At the time of his death, Cavanaugh was bankrupt. He was survived by his widow, Florence Ayres, and their seven children. Hhe was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.