It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan. Homecoming marks the return for the first time in six ... See full summary »
Olivia de Havilland,
Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »
Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who... See full summary »
Former baseball player Bill Johnson, portrayed by William Bendix, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans (Ray Collins), a retired umpire, and enters an umpire-training school. Assigned to the Texas League, he does fine until the championship play-offs when a riot develops over one of his calls. The involved player is knocked unconscious in the proceedings and cannot verify that Bill made the correct call. Despite lynch mob plans to at least tar-and-feather him, Bill's family - his daughters Lucy (Gloria Henry and Susan (Connie Marshall ) and his wife Betty (Una Merkel) - help Bill reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising encounters.Written by
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Many players from the Hollywood Stars minor baseball team appeared in this film. The team was a Triple-A affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers at the time of this production. Major League players also appeared including George Metkovich, Jerry Priddy, Gilly Campbell, Willard Ramsdell and Duke Snider. See more »
Several large mountain ranges are visible in background of ballpark scenes set in St. Petersburg, Florida, an area that has no mountains. See more »
This is one of (if not the) best baseball movies ever made. I remember watching it every spring as I grew up, and never tired of it. I can't understand why it has never been released to video, or why it never is played on the classic movie channels.
If you can find it, buy it (or record it), you won't be sorry.
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