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?
"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
In the final World Series game the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees are seen playing in the pouring rain. The field is muddy and there are deep puddles of water. Generally, Major League Baseball teams will continue play in light to moderate rain but will suspend play if it is raining heavily or if there is standing water on the field. See more
[while serving Elmer a hearty breakfast of eggs, pancakes, syrup, sausage, bacon, toast, juice, and coffee
Would you like a piece of apple pie, too?
Yes, bring it in, I'll flirt with it.
Version of Fast Company
Music by James F. Hanley
Played during the opening credits and often in the score See more