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Alibi Ike (1935)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  15 June 1935 (USA)
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Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Frank X. Farrell
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Dolly Stevens
Ruth Donnelly ...
Bess
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Carey
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Cap
Eddie Shubert ...
Jack Mack
Paul Harvey ...
Lefty Crawford
Joe King ...
Johnson - Owner (as Joseph King)
Joseph Crehan ...
Conductor (scenes deleted)
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Lieutenant
Spencer Charters ...
Minister
Gene Morgan ...
Smitty
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Storyline

Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike" Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce. Written by Jerry Milani <jerry@newyorkcity.com>

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THe man with a million excuses! See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »
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15 June 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don disculpas  »

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(Turner library print)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first Major LBeague night game was played on May 24, 1935 between Philadelphia ans Cincinnati. The Reds won 2-1 at Crosley Field. See more »

Goofs

In the climactic game, Farrell hurriedly dons an over sized uniform. However, in his final at-bat, a long shot from behind the plate shows him in a uniform that fits him perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Frank X. Farrell: [to Bess in reference to Dolly] Promise? Say, I'd promise anything. Why, I'd get down on my kness right now if I didn't have water on the knee.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Words Are in My Heart
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Farrell is first introduced to Dolly
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Fun 30's Baseball Movie
28 July 2005 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

I came across this movie on TV and, though I'm usually not a huge fan of black and white movies, I found myself really enjoying this one! It's lighthearted and funny, and it was fun to watch a movie all about old time baseball as a big fan of modern baseball. The love story is basic, but worked in well, not overwhelming the baseball aspect of the movie. The fact that his love interest is the team manager's sister-in-law is interesting. And I liked the fact that the other players are always playing rookie pranks on him even though he is a young phenom. Definitely not a serious drama, and I don't think it would be hard to follow or "get" for someone who's not a sports fan as some of the newer baseball movies are. It's a great movie for a Sunday when your home team was rained out. I recommended this one to my baseball-loving friends.


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