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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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Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood
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Timothy Durney
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King Donovan ...
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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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Angels and the Pirates  »

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Trivia

Bing Crosby appeared in the film because at the time, he was a partial owner (approximately 15%) of the Pittsburgh Pirates. See more »

Goofs

When the sign is changed from a bunt to hit-away, the batter singles to left field with a runner on second base. The pitcher incorrectly runs toward third base instead of home plate to back up the catcher on a play to home plate. See more »

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Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: Dogs have fleas, managers have reporters.
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The angel voiced by James Whitmore is not listed in the credits. See more »

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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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