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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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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Friday, April 14th, 1950 with Ray Milland reprising his film two character roles. Which was 193 days (27 weeks and 4 days) after Ray Milland did another radio station reprise of his role, in the movie at "Lux Radio Theater", on Monday, October 3rd, 1949. See more »
When he is pitching to Schmidt at the campus diamond, Professor Simpson's shadow is visible on the backdrop representing the field. The 5:00 time is/was World Time. See more »
Manager Jimmy Dolan:
[Kelly unexpectedly walks off the field, in the middle of a game, to avoid being seen by Professor Greenleaf and Manager, Jimmy Dolan wants to heavily fine him]
Kelly's not indispensable!
I know, but the team can't get along without him.
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After the movie's introductory song concludes, an Albert Einstein quote shows for ten to fifteen seconds. It is: "The results of scientific research very often force a change in the philosophical view of problems which extend far beyond the restricted domain of science itself." Albert Einstein's name is all capital letters, below the quote or remark, as ALBERT EINSTEIN. Albert Einstein & Leopold Infeld co-authored book, "The Evolution of Physics". See more »
Lloyd Bacon directed this swift, compact major-league fantasy featuring a fine cast. Ray Milland is engaging as a college professor who invents a wood-repelling substance...which he then applies to a baseball. Soon, he's the star pitcher on a professional ball team, and what appears to be a succession of unqualified strike-outs are all due to Milland's little deception. The screenplay (by Valentine "Miracle on 34th Street" Davies) commendably never apologizes for the professor-turned-pitcher's concealment of the truth--it's his secret, and that's as it should be. The movie is simply concerned with being a frothy piece of sports whimsy, and it's enjoyable fluff for the whole family. Terrific supporting cast includes Jean Peters and another flawless tough guy performance from salty-but-sweet Paul Douglas. *** from ****
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