Elmer does not want to leave Gentryville, because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the Chicago Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he goes. As always, Elmer is the king of batters and he wins game after game. When Nellie comes to see Elmer in Chicago, she sees him kissing Evelyn and she wants nothing to do with him anymore. So Healy takes him to a gambling club, where Elmer does not know that the chips are money. He finds that he owes the gamblers $5000 and they make him sign a note for it. Sad at losing Nellie, mad at his teammates and in debt to the gamblers, Elmer disappears as the Cubs are in the deciding game for the Series. Written by
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Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 5, 1936 with Joe E. Brown
reprising his film role. See more
The onscreen credits read "based on a play by Ring Lardner
and George M. Cohan
," but the Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) lists Lardner as the writer of the play and Cohan as the producer. They get their credits from the original playbill. See more
They can fool some of the people part-time, but the worm will turn.
Version of The Cowboy Quarterback
Music by James F. Hanley
Played during the opening credits and often in the score See more