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Ring Lardner (by)
William Wister Haines (screen play)
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Release Date:
15 June 1935 (USA) See more »
a 4-BASE Hit! See more »
Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One joke but told very well See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joe E. Brown ... Frank X. Farrell

Olivia de Havilland ... Dolly Stevens

Ruth Donnelly ... Bess

Roscoe Karns ... Carey

William Frawley ... Cap
Eddie Shubert ... Jack Mack

Paul Harvey ... Lefty Crawford
Joe King ... Johnson - Owner (as Joseph King)

Joseph Crehan ... Conductor (scenes deleted)

G. Pat Collins ... Lieutenant
Spencer Charters ... Minister

Gene Morgan ... Smitty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herman Bell ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Giant's Manager (uncredited)
Pauline Brooks ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Guy Cantrell ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Detective (uncredited)

Jack Cheatham ... Operator (uncredited)

Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Jimmy - the Newsboy (uncredited)
Dick Cox ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Cedric Durst ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)

Bill Elliott ... Fan in the stands (uncredited)
Ray French ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Mike Gazella ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ... First Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Wally Hebert ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Wally Hood ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Don Hurst ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Second Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Smead Jolley ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Wes Kingdon ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Lou Koupal ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Jim Levy ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Grover Ligon ... Truck Driver (uncredited)

Wilfred Lucas ... Umpire (uncredited)
Bob Meusel ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Detective (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux ... Lefty's Henchman with Mustache (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jed Prouty ... Jewelry Merchant (uncredited)
Wally Rehg ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
George Riley ... Ball Player (uncredited)
Adrian Rosley ... Hotel Valet (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Kelly - Letter Delivery Man (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Frank Shellenback ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Gangster (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Ball Player (uncredited)

Jim Thorpe ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)

Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Hotel Night Porter (uncredited)
Ed Wells ... Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Huey White ... Saunders - Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray Enright 
Writing credits
Ring Lardner (by)

William Wister Haines (screen play)

Produced by
Edward Chodorov .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur L. Todd (photography)
Film Editing by
Thomas Pratt (edited by)
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (uncredited)
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.K. Jerome .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Allie Wrubel .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Gene Lewis .... dialogue director
Crew verified as complete

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72 min (Turner library print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:S | UK:U | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #885) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

The first Major League Baseball night game was played on May 24, 1935 between Philadelphia ans Cincinnati. The Reds won 2-1 at Crosley Field.See more »
Anachronisms: The plot hinges on the lights being turned out at the Chicago Cubs' ballpark during a night game, so the hero can change into a uniform. Wrigley Field, the Cubs' home field, did not have lights installed until 1988.See more »
Frank X. Farrell:[Talking on the phone] Hello, hello, operator! Hello, get me the tailor again! The tailor! The what? Alright then, get me the valet. I want my pants! My pants! He must be there, he's got my pants! Listen, listen, operator, I've got to meet somebody and I need those pants!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Damn Yankees! (1958)See more »
The Words Are in My HeartSee more »


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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One joke but told very well, 9 May 2001
Author: icknay from Greenville, SC, USA

I loved Lardner's short story and didn't really expect movie to have same punch. That said I love this movie; yeah, I'm a sucker for old movies. They didn't go on forever, had good pacing and terrific dialogue. This one fits the category. Joe E Brown is "goshdarnit" fun as Ike and just can't help himself. I've known people like this who have an excuse for everything. Yes, it's one joke but it's a funny one!

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