A college professor is working on a long term experiment when a baseball comes through the window destroying all his glassware. The resultant fluid causes the baseball to be repelled by wood. Suddenly he realizes the possibilities and takes a leave of absence to go to St. Louis to pitch in the big leagues where he becomes a star and propels the team to a World Series appearance. Written by
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Monday, October 3rd, 1949 with Ray Milland reprising his film role. See more »
The position of the newspaper on the bed as Monk brushes his hair. See more »
[after a janitor saw catcher, Monk Lanigan's hair "crackle"]
Excuse me, boss, I need a drink!
[after his remark, he quickly left, as in extreme fear]
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After Deborah Greenleaf's mother coincidentally saw Vernon K. Simpson, aka King Kelly get on to a train she called home and told Deborah that Vernon was among thieves. The phone call was shortly after Vernon K. Simpson purchased a ring and sent it to Deborah, as a gift. Later, Deborah sees a newspaper column of a Chicago gang had just robbed a store, leading her to think the ring was stolen, then Deborah takes the ring off, throw it away and looks at a photograph of Professor, Vernon K. Simpson, the photograph changes to one of Vernon K. Simpson, with an evil look on his face, as a criminal and with a gun in his right hand, pointing it at her, as she looked at it. See more »
A hilarious comedy as well as one of the best baseball films. Ray Milland has one of his best roles as Vernon/King Kelly, and there are great supporting turns from the likes of Paul Douglas. What I truly enjoy about "It Happens Every Spring" is that it celebrates, tongue in cheek, one of the great "unspoken" traditions of the Great American Game -- cheating! (Spitballs, corked bats, steroids -- they all fall into the same category as Kelly's wood-repellant serum.) What other baseball movie does that? Good goofy fun.
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