The "true story" of baseball great Babe Ruth; Ruth plays himself.

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Babe (as George Herman 'Babe' Ruth)
Ruth Taylor ...
Mildred Tobin
William Sheer ...
Harry Knight
Margaret Seddon ...
Babe's Mother
Frances Victory ...
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Simon Tobin
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John Tobin (as Ralph Harolds)
Charles Byer ...
David Talmadge (as Charles Burt)
George Halpin ...
Doc Hedges / The Constable / Dog Catcher
William J. Gross ...
Eliar Lott
Walter Lawrence ...
Tony Marino
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Mrs. Tony Marino (as Anne Brodie)
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Almira Worters
Sammy Blum ...
Jimbo Jones (as Sam Blum)
Ethel Kerwin ...
Kitty Wilson
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Fictional story of a country boy who can't get the hang of playing baseball and is the butt of jokes in his small town. But one day he gets mad and knocks a towering home run. Suddenly he is off and running to fame in the big leagues. When he returns to his home town, everyone sees that he is the same loveable fellow he was before. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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19 September 1920 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Babe Ruth received $25,000 for this, his first film. The sum was a large amount for the time, and Ruth refused to cash his paycheck and carried it around to show to friends. By the time Ruth had decided to cash his check for the film, the check bounced because of the film's poor box office results. Ruth shrugged off his loss and kept the check as a memento. See more »

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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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The Babe at Bat
10 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The movie hardly makes sense. However, its redeeming value is seeing a young Babe Ruth and the historical footage of the Polo Grounds as it appeared in 1920. The highlight is seeing Ruth at bat in a real game -- the pitcher winds and throws and the Babe swings and hits the ball, and then runs the bases. Terrific stuff. Early in the film Babe takes a turn on the mound. Before he gained fame as a hitter he was an outstanding major league pitcher. The scene involves a sandlot game. I'm not sure Babe gave it his actual windup, but it looked good and professional. The view of the Polo Grounds stands shows the largely male crowd in derby and straw hats. The closing shot was taken from the clubhouse area, which was in back of centerfield. It's too bad all this happens at the very end of the picture.


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