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It Happened in Flatbush (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 28 May 1942 (USA)
A washed up baseball player (Lloyd Nolan) returns to Brooklyn to manage his old team but ends up clashing with the beautiful new owner (Carole Landis)

Director:

Ray McCarey

Writers:

Harold Buchman (original screenplay), Lee Loeb (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Nolan ... Frank 'Butterfingers' Maguire
Carole Landis ... Kathryn Baker
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. 'Mac' McAvoy
William Frawley ... Sam Sloan
Robert Armstrong ... Danny Mitchell
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Maguire
George Holmes ... Roy Collins aka Roy Anderson
Scotty Beckett ... Squint
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... Walter Rogers (as Joe Allen Jr.)
James Burke ... Umpire Shaunnessy
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Mr. Maguire
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... O'Doul
LeRoy Mason ... J.C. Scott - Catcher
Pat Flaherty ... Pat O'Hara - Pitcher
Dale Van Sickel ... Stevenson - First Baseman
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Storyline

A washed up baseball player (Lloyd Nolan) returns to Brooklyn to manage his old team but ends up clashing with the beautiful new owner (Carole Landis)

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Happened in Flatbush See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Sloan character was played deftly by known lovable curmudgeon William Frawley of I Love Lucy (1951) fame. In 1912, Fraley is said to be the first person to sing the classic 'My Melancholy Baby.' He was appearing at the Mozart Cafe in Denver, Colorado. He happened to visit a pub on Curtis Street, where he knew the proprietor. Knowing Bill was looking for a new song for his act, the proprietor directed him to the pub's back room, where George Norton and Ernie Burnett were in the process of composing 'My Melancholy Baby.' He introduced the song that very night at the Mozart Cafe. Here's the baseball tie in... In the audience that night was writer Damon Runyon, well known for his drinking. After Frawley introduced the song, Runyan, drunk and maudlin, called out 'Get Frawley to sing 'Melancholy Baby'!' repeatedly throughout the rest of the evening. Bill sang many encores. The comedy staple of a drunk requesting 'My Melancholy Baby' actually has a basis in fact. See more »

Goofs

In the opening dialogue, and again once during the movie, Brooklyn is referred to as "Brooklyn Island". It's not -- it's a part of Long Island. See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
(uncredited)
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Played during the opening credits and occasionally throughout the picture
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Very enjoyable baseball movie
25 March 2001 | by jmdhldSee all my reviews

Very enjoyable "B" movie from 1942. Nolan as skipper of Brooklyn Dodgers is good. For once they did not use old Wrigley Field in Los Angeles for the long shot scenes. Instead they used films of the three games played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in the 1941 World Series. You can tell from the bunting hanging from the stands. Also some events are very close to actual happenings of the old Dodgers. A most for all us old Brooklyn Dodger fans.


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