A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »

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Clarence Brown

Writers:

Richard Conlin (story), Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Douglas ... Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern
Janet Leigh ... Jennifer Paige
Keenan Wynn ... Fred Bayles
Donna Corcoran ... Bridget White
Lewis Stone ... Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood
Spring Byington ... Sister Edwitha
Bruce Bennett ... Saul Hellman
Marvin Kaplan ... Timothy Durney
Ellen Corby ... Sister Veronica
Jeff Richards ... Dave Rothberg
John Gallaudet ... Joe Reynolds
King Donovan ... Mack McGee
Don Haggerty ... Rube Ronson
Paul Salata Paul Salata ... Tony Minelli
Fred Graham ... Chunk (coach)
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant? Written by <mailcall@intersource.com>

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The roughest guy you ever met ... until an angel said "Hello!"


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The uncredited radio announcer was played by Peter Graves, future Impossible Missions Chief and pilot in Airplane! (1980). See more »

Goofs

In the final inning of the final game, in several close-ups on Pirates pitcher Hellman, the flag behind him is blowing to the left on one pitch, to the right on the next pitch, and back to the left on the next pitch. See more »

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Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: [looking up, speaking about Hellman] You're getting a good man.
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Prayers of the young are answered
11 August 2001 | by jcholguinSee all my reviews

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a team in disarray and just keep on losing. Could the reason be the manager Guffy McGovern played by Paul Douglas as the reporter Jennifer Paige and the players believe. Guffy has a foul mouth whenever he gets angry which is most of the time. Unbeknown to Guffy and the Pirates is a little orphan girl that is praying for them. God hears her prayers and sends an angel to help but only if Guffy can control his temper and mouth. Guffy does and the team starts to win. Little Bridget White, the orphaned girl gets a chance to attend a game and is the only one to see angels behind the ball players. Can Guffy change his ways and will Bridget find a home? At the end is a very touching decision by Guffy concerning his old bitter friend, a washed-up pitcher that started the game as to whether to stay with him in the ninth or to replace him. Excellent film for those that believe in the power of prayer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angels and the Pirates See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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