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The Kid from Left Field (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Sport | July 1953 (USA)
Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris... See full summary »

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Larry 'Pop' Cooper
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Marian Foley
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Christie Cooper
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Pete Haines
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Fred F. Whacker
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Billy Lorant
Bob Hopkins ...
Bobo Noonan
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J.R. Johnson
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Barnes
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McDougal
George Phelps ...
Tony
John Gallaudet ...
Hyams
Paul Salata ...
Larson
John Beradino ...
Hank Dreiser (as John Berardino)
Gene Thompson ...
Jim Cary, Pitcher
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Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris makes friends with the former team owner's niece (and her boyfriend Pete), and not only gets his dad's job back, but a batboy position for himself. With his dad's help, Christie begins to make a few suggestions here and there. And as a publicity stunt, the team makes him their youngest manager on record. But when Chris gets sick, Coop has to come to the rescue. Written by Kathy Li

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The Grand Picture About the Grandest Game of All -- You'll Love Every Wonderful Minute of It! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remade as The Kid from Left Field (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
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Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Sung during the opening credits by an off-screen vocal group
Played often in the score
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One of the best unknown movies ever...
6 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since no one really knows about this movie and no one will re-release it, it contains a magical innocence that helps you take it seriously when watching it. This is a baseball movie but you don't have to be a fan to enjoy the father and son relationship that exists and blossoms throughout this loving fantasy. While watching, you can't help but hope your own kid has half the heart that Christie Cooper does(played by Billy Chapin). The rest of the cast is great and this is one of those sweet, fun movies that just works. Dan Daily (the father) does a great job but the real joy is how he doesn't steal the spotlight from Chapin and lets the story really develop.


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