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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
'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
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
Warm up? Hell, I ain't been cool since February!
Version of Fast Company
Music by James F. Hanley
Played during the opening credits and often in the score See more