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Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 19 October 1951 (USA)
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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Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood
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Timothy Durney
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Sister Veronica
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Dave Rothberg
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Mack McGee
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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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Trivia

The greenery behind the left field wall behind Forbes Field is known as Shenley Park and the white tomb stone in center field is called the Barney Dreyfuss monument . Dreyfuss was the original owner of the Pittsburgh club. 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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Crazy Credits

And Introducing Donna Corcoran See more »

Connections

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

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Complete surprise
3 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I caught this movie on AMC late one Saturday night. The difference from this movie classic and the Disney effort was like night and day. This movie had more feeling and better acting. Don't Get me wrong, Danny Glover and Joseph Gordan-Levett, and Tony Danza did well, but not as good as the original cast.


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