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A Million to One (film)

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A Million to One
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLynn Shores
Screenplay byJohn T. Neville
Story byJohn T. Neville
Produced byFanchon Royer
StarringBruce Bennett
Joan Fontaine
Reed Howes
Monte Blue
Kenneth Harlan
Suzanne Kaaren
CinematographyJames Diamond
Edited byEdward Schroeder
Fanchon Royer Pictures
Distributed byPuritan Pictures
Release date
  • March 3, 1937 (1937-03-03)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Million to One is a 1937 American drama film directed by Lynn Shores and written by John T. Neville. The film stars Bruce Bennett, Joan Fontaine, Reed Howes, Monte Blue, Kenneth Harlan and Suzanne Kaaren. The film was released on March 3, 1937, by Puritan Pictures.[1][2]

Bennett is billed as Herman Brix, which was his given name and the one he used as an athlete while competing in football and the 1928 Summer Olympics.


After his father wins the Olympic decathlon but is disqualified for being judged a paid professional athlete rather than an amateur, Johnny Kent becomes a rising star in the athletic world himself.

William Stevens, the runner-up who received the gold medal after John Kent was stripped of it, has a daughter, Joan, who begins seeing young Johnny socially while he trains. The distraction she causes, combined with a rivalry with Duke Hale in competition both in sports and for the girl, complicates matters as Johnny's quest continues.



  1. ^ Hal Erickson. "A-Million-to-One - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ "A Million to One". afi.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015.

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