1939 film by James P. Hogan
$1,000 a Touchdown is a 1939 American comedy film directed by James P. Hogan, written by Delmer Daves, and starring Joe E. Brown, Martha Raye, Eric Blore, Susan Hayward, John Hartley and Joyce Mathews. It was released on October 4, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.
Marlowe Booth and his wife Martha inherit a tapped out college and decide to strengthen the college's football team in order to increase funding, so they decide to give 1,000 dollars for each touchdown made.
Frank Nugent of The New York Times criticized the film as unoriginal.