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The Kid from Cleveland (1949)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Sport | 5 September 1949 (USA)
Baseball team (the Cleveland Indians) helps a troubled teenaged fan.

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Cast

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Johnny Barrows (as Rusty Tamblyn)
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Dan Hudson
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Emily Novak
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Carl Novak
K. Elmo Lowe ...
Dave Joyce
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Mac
Bill Veeck ...
Bill Veeck - Cleveland Indians Owner and President
Lou Boudreau ...
Lou Boudreau - Cleveland Indians Player
Tris Speaker ...
Tris Speaker - Cleveland Indians Coach
Hank Greenberg ...
Hank Greenberg - Cleveland Indians Player
Bob Feller ...
Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians Player
Gene Bearden ...
Gene Bearden- Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher
Leroy 'Satchel' Paige ...
'Satchel' Paige - Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher (as Satchell Paige)
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Storyline

Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it develops that Johnny has a troubled home life with his mother and stepfather, and is involved in juvenile crime. His 'better side' shows only when he runs away to visit the team again. Can Mike and the Indians (playing themselves) wrest Johnny away from bad influences? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Passed | See all certifications »
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5 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revolta de um Coração  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ballpark shown on the "spring training" section of the movie is actually League Park in Cleveland (on the corner of E.66th and Lexington), which was the home of the Cleveland Indians from 1891 until 1946. When the movie was shot in the spring of 1949, the park was being used by high schools and amateur baseball teams in the spring and summer and high school and semi-pro football teams in the fall. Most of it was torn down in 1951, but small part still remains today as does the field itself, where little leaguer's now play where the greats of the game made their names. See more »

Crazy Credits

Introducing Rusty Tamblyn as Johnny Barrows and his 30 godfathers. See more »

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a very sentimental movie for me
24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was an "extra" in the movie, which was filmed at the end of street where I lived,near Hough Ave. It was very near League Park, at other end of my street! Some of the the kids in neighborhood were also in the movie, of course we were all not paid but did have a lot of fun with the "stars" and were treated to a ballgame, taken by bus, where we ran around under the bleachers. Have seen it a couple of times on AMC, but not in about last 6 yrs. or so. Was a bit of a "tearjerker" as brought back many memories of the days after WW11 and the pride we in Cleveland had, and I still have, for our Indians. Would love to have a copy,mainly to see if I could find myself among the kids. Can't find any on-line. Thanks for memories!


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