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Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

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Frank X. Farrell
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Dolly Stevens
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Bess
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Carey
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Cap
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Jack Mack
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Lefty Crawford
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Johnson - Owner (as Joseph King)
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Conductor (scenesDeleted)
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Lieutenant
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Minister
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Smitty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herman Bell ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Giant's Manager (uncredited)
Pauline Brooks ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Guy Cantrell ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Operator (uncredited)
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Jimmy - the Newsboy (uncredited)
Dick Cox ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Cedric Durst ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Fan in the stands (uncredited)
Ray French ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Mike Gazella ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ...
First Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Wally Hebert ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Wally Hood ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Don Hurst ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Second Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Smead Jolley ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Wes Kingdon ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Lou Koupal ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Jim Levy ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Grover Ligon ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Umpire (uncredited)
Bob Meusel ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Lefty's Henchman with Mustache (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Jewelry Merchant (uncredited)
Wally Rehg ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
George Riley ...
Ball Player (uncredited)
Adrian Rosley ...
Hotel Valet (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ...
Kelly - Letter Delivery Man (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ...
Piano Player (uncredited)
Frank Shellenback ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ...
Gangster (uncredited)
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Ball Player (uncredited)
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Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Hotel Night Porter (uncredited)
Ed Wells ...
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Huey White ...
Saunders - Henchman (uncredited)

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Ray Enright

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William Wister Haines ... (screen play)

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Edward Chodorov ... producer (uncredited)

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Arthur L. Todd ... (photography)

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Thomas Pratt ... (edited by)

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Esdras Hartley

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Milo Anderson ... (uncredited)

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Ray Heindorf ... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.K. Jerome ... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Allie Wrubel ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Gene Lewis ... dialogue director
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Esfarrapando Desculpas (Brazil)
  • Don disculpas (Mexico)
  • Bedste mand på holdet (Denmark)
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  • 72 min
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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 82 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997). See more »
Soundtracks The Shadows of Yesterday's Stars See more »
Quotes Cap: Good pitchers don't turn up every four years like Presidents.
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