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The Kid from Cleveland (1949)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Sport | 5 September 1949 (USA)
Baseball team (the Cleveland Indians) helps a troubled teenaged fan.

Director:

Herbert Kline

Writers:

John Bright (screenplay), Herbert Kline (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Brent ... Mike Jackson
Lynn Bari ... Katherine Jackson
Russ Tamblyn ... Johnny Barrows (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Tommy Cook ... Dan Hudson
Ann Doran ... Emily Novak
Louis Jean Heydt ... Carl Novak
K. Elmo Lowe K. Elmo Lowe ... Dave Joyce
John Beradino ... Mac
Bill Veeck Bill Veeck ... Bill Veeck - Cleveland Indians Owner and President
Lou Boudreau Lou Boudreau ... Lou Boudreau - Cleveland Indians Player
Tris Speaker Tris Speaker ... Tris Speaker - Cleveland Indians Coach
Hank Greenberg Hank Greenberg ... Hank Greenberg - Cleveland Indians Player
Bob Feller Bob Feller ... Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians Player
Gene Bearden ... Gene Bearden- Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher
Leroy 'Satchel' Paige Leroy 'Satchel' Paige ... 'Satchel' Paige - Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher (as Satchell Paige)
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Storyline

Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it develops that Johnny has a troubled home life with his mother and stepfather, and is involved in juvenile crime. His 'better side' shows only when he runs away to visit the team again. Can Mike and the Indians (playing themselves) wrest Johnny away from bad influences? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The story of...a kid...a city...and 30 Godfathers!

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolta de um Coração See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ballpark shown on the "spring training" section of the movie is actually League Park in Cleveland (on the corner of E.66th and Lexington), which was the home of the Cleveland Indians from 1891 until 1946. When the movie was shot in the spring of 1949, the park was being used by high schools and amateur baseball teams in the spring and summer and high school and semi-pro football teams in the fall. Most of it was torn down in 1951, but small part still remains today as does the field itself, where little leaguer's now play where the greats of the game made their names. See more »

Crazy Credits

Al Rosen (II) and members of the Boston Braves team in the archive footage are credited orally by the announcer. See more »

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Of Historical Interest
9 May 2001 | by abenrSee all my reviews

Although a dreadful film, The Kid from Cleveland should be of more than routine interest to the baseball fan with a sense of history. Small cameo speaking appearances are made throughout by such baseball greats as Hank Greenberg, Bob Feller, Tris Speaker, Bill Veeck, Satchel Paige, Larry Doby -- well, just look at the cast. The players do more than just bat and pitch, the difference between this and most baseball movies.


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