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Saturday's Hero is released

September 10, 1951 - "Saturday's Hero" is released by Columbia Pictures starring John Derek and Donna Reed.

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.


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