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It Happened in Flatbush (1942)

Approved | | Comedy , 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
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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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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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Comedy | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1942 (USA) See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
(uncredited)
Music by James Sanderson
Played after the newspaper montage
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The Dodgers and the Loons
2 August 2008 | by chureiSee all my reviews

Those of us who grew up with, and loved, the Brooklyn Dodgers had gotten a smile and a kick out of this film. Does anyone know if it is available anywhere? Would love to turn back the clock and enjoy this one over again. Great film - hell no! But so much of the Brooklyn spirit....and great dialogue poking fun at non-Brooklynites.Lloyd Nolan, of course, was fine in his role as manager of the team, and the much maligned but beautiful and actually quite talented Carole Landis is a wonderful woman to have around. Then there is the wonderful Sara Allgood...... No, Ray McCarey didn't have the chance to reach the career status of his brother, Leo, but Ray's films are devoid of the sentimental mash that his brother offered. Has anyone actually been able to watch Going My Way anymore? Impossible (even with the joy of seeing Rise Stevens).


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