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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  April 1949 (USA)
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The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. ... See full summary »

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The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs to be a beautiful woman who really knows her baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan promptly falls in love. But his playboy roommate Eddie O'Brien has his own notions about how to treat the new lady owner and some unsavory gamblers have their own ideas about how to handle Eddie. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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A Homerun Of Laughter, Romance And Fun


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April 1949 (USA)  »

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La linda dictadora  »

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$1,725,970 (estimated)
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Trivia

The song "Baby Doll" written for this film was deleted before release because the producers felt it didn't fit the story. The DVD special features include part of the number sung by Gene Kelly and danced by Kelly and Esther Williams. It was later featured in the Fred Astaire/Vera-Ellen film The Belle of New York (1952). See more »

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Theodore Roosevelt is portrayed as throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game. The practice of presidents throwing out the first pitch did not begin until the presidency of William Howard Taft, Roosevelt's successor. See more »

Quotes

Eddie O'Brien: How many times have I told you to pick on somebody your size?
Dennis Ryan: There ain't nobody my size.
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Edited into American Masters: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002) See more »

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Yes, Indeedy
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Music by Roger Edens
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra
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Fun baseball musical with Sinatra, Kelly and Williams
5 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Pleasant turn of the century story of 2 baseball player/vauldevillians (Sinatra and Kelly) whose soft lives are shaken up when go-getter Williams inherits their franchise and takes up an active, controversial, management.

Solid story packed with good jokes and believable, if broad, characterizations. Kelly comes with some very impressive dancing as always, and Sinatra croons some pleasant tunes. Williams and Garrett are great as the boys' love interests -- here many of the good jokes are typified by Sinatra's dry speech on the agressive methods he's used to catch Garrett -- when in fact the audience has seen HIM relentlessly pursued by hellcat Garrett! Good show.... but lacks substance (this would be one of the last musicals not to show the influence of Rodgers and Hammerstein's more highbrow tone).


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