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Triple Threat Details

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Two future TV favorites--[[Feature~V327007~Rocky Jones~rockyjonesspaceranger[tvseries]]]' [[Performer~P15629~Richard Crane~richardcrane]] and [[Feature~V13227~Dennis the Menace~dennisthemenace]]'s [[Performer~P31821~Gloria Henry~gloriahenry]]-head the cast of Columbia's Triple Threat. Crane plays Don Whitney, an egocentric college football hero who receives a good strong dose of reality when he joins a professional team. Whitney's game really begins to suffer when he moons over sweetheart Ruth Nolan (Henry), who seems interested in someone else. All the various subplots are resolved in the obligatory "Big Game" climax. The principal selling card of Triple Threat was the presence of several real-life gridiron stars, including Sammy Baugh, Paul Christman, Johnny Clement, Steve Van Buren and Bob Waterfield (later the husband of actress [[Performer~P62226~Jane Russell~janerussell]]), not to mention sports commentators Harry Wismer, Tom Harmon and Bob Kelley. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Richard Crane
as Don Whitney
John Litel
as Coach Snyder
Joseph Crehan
as Coach Miller
Regina Wallace
as Mrs. Nolan
Sid Saylor
as Television Man
Dooley Wilson
as Porter
Harry Wismer
as Announcer
Bob Kelley
as Announcer
Bob Waterfield
as Professional Football Player

Crew

Jean Yarbrough
Director
Sam Katzman
Producer
Joseph Carole
Screenwriter
Jerome Thoms
Editor
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