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Alibi Ike (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 15 June 1935 (USA)
Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Ring Lardner (by), William Wister Haines (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Frank X. Farrell
Olivia de Havilland ... Dolly Stevens
Ruth Donnelly ... Bess
Roscoe Karns ... Carey
William Frawley ... Cap
Eddie Shubert ... Jack Mack
Paul Harvey ... Lefty Crawford
Joe King ... Johnson - Owner (as Joseph King)
Joseph Crehan ... Conductor (scenes deleted)
G. Pat Collins ... Lieutenant
Spencer Charters ... Minister
Gene Morgan ... Smitty
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Storyline

Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike" Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce. Written by Jerry Milani <jerry@newyorkcity.com>

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He knows baseball backwards and that's the way he plays it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedste mand på holdet See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film holds the world record for a studio production with one of its' starring actors surviving the longest after it's release. Olivia de Havilland has survived 84 years and counting since this film was released. See more »

Goofs

The plot hinges on the lights being turned out at the Chicago Cubs' ballpark during a night game, so the hero can change into a uniform. Wrigley Field, the Cubs' home field, did not have lights installed until 1988. See more »

Quotes

Frank X. Farrell: [Sticking his head in the bathroom] Is this the men's washroom?
Cap: You'd be in a fine spot if it wasn't, wouldn't yuh?
Frank X. Farrell: [laughs] That's why I looked first. I wanted to be sure.
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Connections

Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Shadows of Yesterday's Stars
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Farrell thinks his pool cue is crooked
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Genial Joe E. Brown mugs his way through predictable baseball comedy...
16 April 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

While A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM was really Olivia de Havilland's first film, the studio in the meantime put her in ALIBI IKE which was released first--so this gave the public their first view of her.

She's a pretty ingenue here with just a hint of stardom about her. Joe E. Brown was very popular at the time and had already done a couple of baseball comedies. Apparently, his fans considered this Ring Lardner tale one of his best.

I couldn't work up much enthusiasm for it, although I did find several scenes rather amusing. However, unless you're a die-hard fan of Joe E. Brown with an addiction for baseball, ALIBI IKE comes across more as a curiosity piece than anything else. The night baseball scenes came as a surprise to me. Brown does his usual genial job in the title role and obviously relishes the limelight.

William Frawley plays a baseball manager and Ruth Donnelly has a brief role as Olivia's sister.

Trivia note: Ruth Donnelly would join Olivia thirteen years later for 1948's THE SNAKE PIT, as a fellow inmate.


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