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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Rodgers and Hammerstein's ballad, "Boys and Girls Like You and Me," is famous for its three deletions. First, the song was intended as a duet for Alfred Drake and Joan Roberts in the trailblazing 1943 Broadway musical, "Oklahoma!" Then screen rights to the tune were bought by MGM producer Arthur Freed and scheduled to be sung by Judy Garland to Tom Drake in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Five years later, the ditty was to be interpolated in this Arthur Freed project, set to be sung by Frank Sinatra to Betty Garrett. The Sinatra prerecording holds a place on the Rhino CD box set, "Frank Sinatra in Hollywood 1940-1964." Still in existence, the Sinatra-Garrett scene has been included on the CD from Warner Home Video. See more »

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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: I've been behaving like an idiot, haven't I?
K.C. Higgins: Yes, you have.
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Connections

Remake of They Learned About Women (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Fate Baby, It's Fate
(uncredited)
Music by Roger Edens
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Betty Garrett 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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