Da Boyz! James Caan and Billy Dee Williams Bear Down in ‘Brian’s Song’
Photo credit: Columbia TriStar Home Video
The earliest known footage of a football game was a 1903 match-up between powerhouses Princeton and Yale, filmed by Thomas Edison. The earliest narrative films dealt with the college game, from Harold Lloyd’s “The Freshman” (1925) to the Marx Brothers in “Horse Feathers” (1932). An early example of a pro football movie is “The Cowboy Quarterback” (1939), which involves a scout for the “Chicago Packers” (gee, even in olden days screenwriters were lazy as shit).
The backfield in motion and HollywoodChicago.