Modern Football was just one of the many industrial/educational shorts cranked out during the ’50s and ’60s, and it was one of the avenues that Altman cut his teeth on in the early days along with stints on a variety of TV shows including Alfred Hitchcock Present and Bonanza. So, will you see the trademark, overlapping dialogue and ensemble cast of players here? Not really. But it’s worth watching to witness a future great starting to exercise his moviemaking muscles. You can also glimpse Altman himself, who cameos as a sports reporter, at the 2:37 mark.
– Myrna E. Duarte