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They Learned About Women (1930)

Approved | | Musical, Drama | 31 January 1930 (USA)
When Jack and Jerry are not playing professional baseball with the Blue Sox, they are packing them in on the Vaudeville circuit. Jack is engaged to Mary, but a gold digger named Daisy has ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Joe Schenck ... Jack
Gus Van ... Jerry
... Mary
... Daisy
J.C. Nugent ... Stafford
... Sam
... Tim
... Brennan
... Haskins
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When Jack and Jerry are not playing professional baseball with the Blue Sox, they are packing them in on the Vaudeville circuit. Jack is engaged to Mary, but a gold digger named Daisy has worked her way into his confidence. When Mary sees Jack and Daisy together, she leaves Jack and Jack marries Daisy the next day. When Daisy decides that she wants into the Vaudeville act, she has Jack dump both Jerry and his baseball contract. But Jack soon finds that - no act - means no money - means no Daisy. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The Penchant Winning Battery  »

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The pan shot of Yankee Stadium is pre-1929, while the film is 1930. By then the left field triple deck stands were built. The archival footage of Yankee Stadium games differed. Some were shot during the World Series, as evidenced by the bunting on the wall. It appears the Yanks are playing the Cubs. Other shots showed no bunting. One shot wasn't even from Yankee Stadium but a double-decked field. See more »

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Jerry Burke: You know, Mary, I'd be a good dancer if it wasn't for my feet.
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Ain't You, Baby?
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Gus Van
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Lamentably poor musical
27 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

The vaudeville team of Van and Schenck concluded their brief film career with this positively dreadful MGM musical, a surprisingly bad film considering it was co-directed by Jack Conway and Sam Wood. In a stretch, the two less than wry hams play a vaudeville team who double up as star players for the Blue Sox, a professional baseball team of no apparent fixed address. The film features some poor and forgettable songs, dreadful editing, and some of the most boring baseball footage ever committed to celluloid, including the climactic World Series battle between the Blue Sox (probably modeled on the Boston Red Sox) and the Bears (whose gothic 'B' implies they're standing in for the Detroit Tigers). The only interesting part of the film is the Harlem Madness sequence, featuring the magnetic Nina Mae McKinney as a chorus line singer.


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