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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.

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... Mike Jackson
... Katherine Jackson
... Johnny Barrows (as Rusty Tamblyn)
... Dan Hudson
... Emily Novak
... Carl Novak
K. Elmo Lowe ... Dave Joyce
... Mac
Bill Veeck ... Bill Veeck - Cleveland Indians Owner and President
Lou Boudreau ... Lou Boudreau - Cleveland Indians Player
Tris Speaker ... Tris Speaker - Cleveland Indians Coach
Hank Greenberg ... Hank Greenberg - Cleveland Indians Player
Bob Feller ... Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians Player
Gene Bearden ... Gene Bearden- Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher
Leroy 'Satchel' Paige ... 'Satchel' Paige - Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher (as Satchell Paige)
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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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5 September 1949 (USA)  »

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Revolta de um Coração  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Archive footage was used for the 1948 game with the Boston Braves, the 1948 World Series, spring training in Tucson, Arizona, USA and a game in 1949. The Cleveland Indians received no pay for its participation in the film, but the individual players were offered a percentage of the profits. See more »

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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 See 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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