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It Happened in Flatbush (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Sport | 28 May 1942 (USA)
A washed up baseball player (Lloyd Nolan) returns to Brooklyn to manage his old team but ends up clashing with the beautiful new owner (Carole Landis)




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. 'Mac' McAvoy
Sam Sloan
Danny Mitchell
Mrs. Maguire
Roy Collins aka Roy Anderson
Joseph Allen ...
Walter Rogers (as Joe Allen Jr.)
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A washed up baseball player (Lloyd Nolan) returns to Brooklyn to manage his old team but ends up clashing with the beautiful new owner (Carole Landis)

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Comedy | Sport






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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
Played after the newspaper montage
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Carole Landis Shines In This Baseball Comedy
24 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It Happened In Flatbush is a very fun and very entertaining baseball comedy from 1942. The beautiful Carole Landis stars as Kathryn Baker, a socialite who inherits a baseball team but knows nothing about sports. Lloyd Nolan, a washed up baseball player, returns to Brooklyn to manage the team. At first he clashes with Landis but eventually (of course ;-) he falls in love with her. Can they work together to save the team and win the big game? Although this is a movie about baseball I thought the personal scenes between Carole and Lloyd were the best. Miss Landis gives an excellent performance and gets to wear some really beautiful gowns. She was one of Fox's most promised starlets but sadly she took her own life in 1948. She appeared in more than forty films during her career and It Happened In Flatbush is one of her better roles. The movie got very good reviews and was a modest hit when it came out in 1942. The talented cast also includes William Frawley, Scotty Beckett, and Sara Allgood. It was directed by Ray McCarey who also worked with Carole on 1941s Cadet Girl. If you're a fan of fun baseball movies or just want to see the lovely Carole Landis you'll enjoy this film.

In 2015 Fox finally released It Happened In Flatbush on DVD.

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