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Damn Yankees! (1958)

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Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Gwen Verdon ...
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Russ Brown ...
Benny Van Buren
Shannon Bolin ...
Mrs. Meg Boyd
Nathaniel Frey ...
Smokey
James Komack ...
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Gloria Thorpe
Robert Shafer ...
Joe Boyd
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Sister Miller
Albert Linville ...
Vernon
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Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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It's a picture in a million! Starring that girl in a million, the red-headed darling of the Broadway show, Gwen Verdon!

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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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6 March 1959 (Finland)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Rae Allen's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Joe appears in his first game as a pinch-hitter, he hits a home run on an 0-1 pitch. As he rounds the bases, he is met at home by a few teammates. While shaking their hands, he clearly misses touching home plate. See more »

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Joe Boyd: One long ball hitter, that's what we need! I'd sell my soul for one long ball hitter.
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Referenced in Bachelor Father: Where There's a Will (1960) See more »

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A Little Brains, A Little Talent
Music by Richard Adler
Lyrics by Jerry Ross
Performed by Gwen Verdon
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Good, soul-searching musical.
4 February 2003 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This is another film which would probably be better rated if it wasn't so slavishly compared to its stage original. It does its job just fine, thank you, but you must remember that stage and film are two different media in terms of what is allowed to be shown to the masses in the first place. In the conservative, postwar 50's there was very little controversy shown (or allowed to be shown) in the film and TV media; a Faustian book made into a film musical probably scared the Hays moral office to death! That said, the Abbott-Donen collaboration does a more than competent job of telling the story, and scores an extra base hit in my opinion by retaining most of the Broadway cast of the show in the first place. The casting rumors are legendary: I've read that the studio tried to get Cyd Charisse and possibly even Marilyn Monroe for Lola (assuring box-office returns), but the producers were smart enough to know that the role needed a real dancer-singer-actress combination. In short, it needed Gwen Verdon exclusively. And it got her. If you're still not convinced, take a second look at the exquisite midnight cafe' number, "Two Lost Souls."


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