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Angels in the Outfield (1951)

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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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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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Joe Reynolds
King Donovan ...
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Rube Ronson
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Tony Minelli
Fred Graham ...
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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 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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 6, 1953 with Janet Leigh reprising her film role. 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 »

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Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: Dogs have fleas, managers have reporters.
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Much Prefer This One To Re-Make
25 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a nice film, nothing special, but certainly better than the terrible Disney re-make in 1994.

The baseball scenes were pretty good and they should have stayed more with that. They had footage from real-life Pittsburgh Pirates games and that helped make it look more genuine than most sports films that Hollywood made back in the 1940s. Paul Douglas was pretty funny, especially when he started "swearing," mixing his sentences together so you couldn't understand anything he said.

Once again, as was the case in a number of classic films, the story was going along pretty well and then a sappy romance ruins things. I'm all for romance but they are done so stupidly in most films, it's an insult to your intelligence.

The little girl in the movie, "Bridget White," (Donna Corcoran) was a cute, sweet little thing. She lives in an orphanage run by nuns (Spring Byington and Ellen Corby are featured). It's interesting to note that all the pro-religious scenes in here were deleted in the 1994 Disney version.

The villain of this movie turns out to be the baseball announcer, of all things. Keenan Wynn plays the role so effectively you want to reach through the television and punch this guy out!


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