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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Approved  |   |  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

Director Busby Berkeley came up with an imaginative swimming number for Esther Williams and Gene Kelly but Kelly didn't want it in the movie. So instead they did "The Baby Doll" number. Eventually the "Baby Doll" number was taken out of the final film. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the 'Strictly USA' dance number when the dancers start to cheer, a few frames are played in reverse. See more »

Quotes

Eddie O'Brien: Oh, Miss Higgins! You're the prettiest manager in baseball.
K.C. Higgins: You're certainly the prettiest shortstop.
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Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Performed by Gene Kelly (uncredited) and Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
Reprised by Esther Williams (uncredited)
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Cherish it
21 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Was it a mere 50 years ago that every major studio - but particularly MGM

  • was routinely producing several musical comedies every year? These were


"entertainments" in every sense of the word: fast, funny, colorful, escapist. Some were low budget, others were elaborate; some had major stars, others featured lesser talent. There seemed no reason to believe that such an appealing type of picture would not be produced indefinitely. With so many to choose from, we could afford to discriminate between the truly great ones and those, such as "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," which didn't offer the most outstanding scores or scripts. Now, however, they are to be cherished for their very existence and for a style of excellence that neither today's filmmakers nor performers can duplicate. The passing years have transformed more than a few of the second-tier musicals into treasures. By no means artifacts, they are fresh, and enormously appealing. This picture is a prime example.

(Better than remembered: Gene Kelly's comic mugging, Frank Sinatra's dancing, Betty Garrett's energetic high spirits.)


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