The Galloping Ghost

A gambling ring run out of the Mogul Taxi company is intent on fixing college football games. Football star Harold "Red" Grange is a target for the gamblers, whose thugs try to eliminate Grange from playing. Grange's buddy Buddy is himself vulnerable to blackmail, since he has broken team rules by marrying. The crooks use all their wiles to keep Grange and Buddy from leading their team to victory.

The Galloping Ghost is a 1931 American pre-Code Mascot serial film directed by B. Reeves Eason and Benjamin H. Kline. The title is the nickname of the star, American football player Red Grange.

Red Grange is thrown off the Clay College football team in disgrace when his friend, Buddy Courtland, takes a bribe to throw the big game and Red attacks him. Red then proceeds to investigate and hunt down the head of the gambling ring responsible. Red eventually clears his name and both he and Buddy are reinstated on the team.

Harold ‘Red’ Grange as Red Grange, Clay College football star who is thrown off the team in disgrace after being framed for planning to throw the next game
Dorothy Gulliver as Barbara Courtland, Buddy’s sister and Red’s girlfriend
Tom Dugan as Jerry, Red’s stuttering cabbie comedy sidekick
Gwen Lee as Irene Courtland, Buddy’s secret wife who blackmails Buddy because their marriage will get him thrown out of Clay College
Ralph Bushman as Buddy Courtland, Red’s friend who took the bribe that resulted in Red being thrown off the team
Theodore Lorch as Dr Julian Blake, the ‘crippled stranger’ and villainous brain surgeon
Walter Miller as George Elton
Edward Hearn as Coach Harlow
Ernie Adams as Brady, henchman
Tom London as Mullins, henchman
Frank Brownlee as Tom, cab garage manager
Edward Peil, Sr. as Coach of Baxter Team
Stepin Fetchit as Snowball, football fan
Dick Dickinson as Mogul Taxi Clerk, henchman
Wilfred Lucas as a Sportscaster
Yakima Canutt as a henchman (uncredited)
Lon Chaney, Jr. as a henchman (uncredited)
Fred Toones as a Football Fan (uncredited)

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