• JP

Donna Reed and Saturday's Hero



September 10, 1951 - "Saturday's Hero" is released by Columbia Pictures

A star high school football player goes through the ups and downs of 'big-time' college athletics in the 1950s. He must balance his desire for education with the high expectations of his coach. He complicates matters when he falls for Melissa (Donna Reed), the daughter of one of the school's rich benefactors.


The film was known in production as "The Hero." The shoot went for 80 days including 35 days of football sequences.






GET IN TOUCH

Donna Reed Foundation  

1305 Broadway
Denison, Iowa 51442  USA

 

PHONE: 712-263-3334

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Mom. Mogul. Movie Star.

All Materials Copyright Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts © 1998 - 2020 - Oscar® and Academy Awards® are copyrighted © registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®.  DRFPA - Promoting excellence in education and community since 1986.  The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EID: 42-1285098).

© 2020 Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts