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The Great American Pastime (1956)

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Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the Panthers, a little league baseball team. The fact that an attractive widow has her son in the team causes problems with his wife.

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Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the Panthers, a little league baseball team. The fact that an attractive widow has her son in the team causes problems with his wife. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Star of "Seven Year Itch" -- Tom Ewell is a RIOT

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28 November 1956 (USA)  »

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El pasatiempo favorito  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Charming but very slight comedy
12 April 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is certainly NOT a movie that will change your life or overwhelm you with big stars, action or exotic locales! However, considering how modest the pretensions are, this is actually a very nice family film that is worth a look. In many ways, this film reminds me of films like MR. SCOUTMASTER and THE PRIVATE WAR OF MAJOR BENSON--all are amiable enough films about a man being mismatched with kids--along with rather predictable results. Some will no doubt be unimpressed, but I actually like a film like this on occasion--just a bit of old fashion fun with Tom Ewell and the rest of the cast.

By the way, Mr. Ewell was just fine in the film, but considering he had a gorgeous wife like Ann Francis, I don't know why all he ever seemed to think about was baseball!!


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