Alcoa Premiere: Season 2, Episode 1

Flashing Spikes (4 Oct. 1962)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 59 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

An old ballplayer, thrown out of baseball due to a bribery scandal, becomes friends with a young phenom. The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the oldtimer, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 145 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 83 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 

Related Items

Search for "Flashing Spikes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Flashing Spikes (04 Oct 1962)

Flashing Spikes (04 Oct 1962) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alcoa Premiere.
« Previous Episode | 31 of 60 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself - Host
...
Slim Conway
...
Commissioner
...
Bill Riley
...
Crab Holman
Tige Andrews ...
Gaby Lasalle
Stephanie Hill ...
Mary Riley
Carleton Young ...
Rex Short
...
Mayor
Charles Seel ...
Judge
...
...
Man in the Dugout
...
Announcer
Walter Reed ...
2nd Reporter
Sally Hughes ...
Nurse
Edit

Storyline

An old ballplayer, thrown out of baseball due to a bribery scandal, becomes friends with a young phenom. The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the oldtimer, but eventually the truth about the scandal is revealed. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 October 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A piece of television history!
27 February 2001 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

This is such a great piece of television history that has all but been forgotten. It is the only thing that John Ford ever directed for television! It is 50 minutes of fun starring Jimmy Stewart, Tige Andrews, Jack Warden and a whole list of others including a cameo by John Wayne. Fred Astaire was in it too and narrated it. Baseball legends Don Drysdale, Vin Scully and Harry Carry Jr. were also in it.

It is a fun tangential story about the famous incident in baseball history that "almost destroyed the game of baseball." One of the players who was accused of throwing a world series (Jimmy Stewart, playing Slim Conway) is banned from all baseball stadiums in America! He still loves baseball and played on a team called the wanderers who went around playing other minor league teams. He meets and befriends Bill Riley (Patrick Wayne). He likes his potential and tells the famous Gabby La Salle (Tige Andrews) to give him a chance in spring training.

Gabby is the flamboyant, once player now manager who is characterized after a famous Giants manager. The season is interrupted by the war, and gets back on track after. Find out what really happenned with one of baseball's biggest controversies as this tangential story enfolds. A great, great show


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will pay for copy of 'The Masked Marine' cpatpa
Torrent File? tonyjestis
The original pilot for 'Channing' coop-16
looking for Seven Against the Sea jkandreasen-664-743914
Discuss Flashing Spikes (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?