This 1949 football drama, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was somewhat ahead of its time in its realistic depiction of the politicsand money behind professional football. Victor Mature stars as Peter Wilson, the star halfback for the New York Chiefs, who risksoblivion and the loss of his mercenary wife by revealing a newly found heart condition. If Wilson plays the game at his best, hecould kill himself; yet if he retires, he loses his lucrative position, his fame and, as a result, his wife. Lucille Ball co-stars asAnne, the team secretary, who unselfishly helps Wilson resolve his problems – even those with his wife, although Anne is in lovewith him. In the end, Wilson must come to terms with his own self-respect and choose to play in the big game or settle for a smallcollege coaching job.