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Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 19 October 1951 (USA)
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Donna Corcoran ...
Bridget White
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Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood
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Timothy Durney
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Sister Veronica
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Dave Rothberg
John Gallaudet ...
King Donovan ...
Mack McGee
Don Haggerty ...
Rube Ronson
Paul Salata ...
Tony Minelli
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Chunk (coach)
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Storyline

A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant? Written by <mailcall@intersource.com>

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The toughest guy you ever met ... until an angel said "Hello!"


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19 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Angels and the Pirates  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The uncredited hat check girl was played by Barbara Billingsley, future mother of Beaver Cleaver and the jive talking interpreter in Airplane! (1980). See more »

Goofs

The final closing scene shows a wide shot of the entire field with the trees beyond center and right center field fairly thick with leaves, which would be consistent with September in Pittsburgh. However, all of the trees beyond the outfield during the final series of games with the New York Giants that were said to be played in September were bare, which is typical during the spring in Pittsburgh. See more »

Quotes

Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: [looking up, speaking about Hellman] You're getting a good man.
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And Introducing Donna Corcoran See more »

Connections

Remade as Angels in the Outfield (1994) See more »

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A Good Family Movie
28 October 1999 | by (West Coast) – See all my reviews

A wonderful baseball movie with more depth than the Disney rendition. Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh are wonderfully cast as the gruff team manager and female reporter out for a story. It was a treat to see Barbara Billingsley as the hat check girl in the resteraunt. Some very famous ball players make guest appearances, which is a real treat.

This is a touching movie that the whole family can enjoy. It has similarities and some serious differences with the modern Disney rendition of this film.


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