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The Busher (1919)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  18 May 1919 (USA)
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A young baseball pitcher in the bush leagues is discovered by a big-league manager and given his chance in the major leagues. But will he be up to the challenge?

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A young baseball pitcher in the bush leagues is discovered by a big-league manager and given his chance in the major leagues. But will he be up to the challenge?

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Charles Ray, Colleen Moore & John Gilbert
15 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice little film about baseball and love in rural America in 1919.

Charles Ray stars as the local hero in the "bush" league who gets his chance in the major leagues but is a failure. He comes back home in disgrace but gets a second chance by winning the big game back in the bush leagues. His reward is a second chance at the big league and winning the local sweetheart (Colleen Moore).

Snappy 55-minute film is a showcase for Ray who was a big star in silent films. The film is also good for early looks at Moore and John Gilbert (who plays the banker's son) who would both be superstars of the 20s.

In 1919 baseball was the passion of America, and this film is full of little touches of baseball humor and slogans. Worth a look.


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