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Elmer, the Great (1933)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  29 April 1933 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Elmer
Patricia Ellis ...
Nellie
Frank McHugh ...
Healy High-Hips
Claire Dodd ...
Evelyn
Preston Foster ...
Walker (as Preston S. Foster)
Russell Hopton ...
Whitey
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Nick Kane (as Sterling Halloway)
Emma Dunn ...
Mrs. Kane
Charles C. Wilson ...
Mr. Wade (as Charles Wilson)
Charles Delaney ...
Johnny Abbott
Berton Churchill ...
Colonel Moffitt
J. Carrol Naish ...
Jerry (as J. Carroll Naish)
Gene Morgan ...
Noonan
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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 Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Trivia

Ring Lardner's play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 24 September 1928 and closed in October 1928 after 40 performances. The opening night cast included Walter Huston as Elmer Kane. George M. Cohan produced the play. See more »

Goofs

In the gambling house, Elmer Kane consistently loses while betting on number six at the craps table, but one of the rolls was clearly called by the dealer as one, two, three. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Kane: Warm up? Hell, I ain't been cool since February!
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Version of Fast Company (1929) See more »

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Indiana
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
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Silly sports comedy cliche
26 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Nothing much to say. A lot like Adam Sandler's The Waterboy. To tell the truth, Sandler is the latter-day Brown. If you love Sandler, you'll like beown. I've a suspiscion his fans were kids and junior high school kids because his films play to that level of humor. You may call them family films. Movie is about a small-town boy who joins the Cubs and helps them win the penant. There are gangsters, bribes and bets that go awry. It has a very good and realistic baseball finale.


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