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Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 19 October 1951 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Clarence Brown

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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 6, 1953 with Janet Leigh reprising her film role. 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 »

Quotes

Angel: Well McGovern, you sure talked your way out of that one today. Ten straight games and you had to go and blow it.
Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: Now look, I...
Angel: Take off your hat.
Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: Yes Sir... All I said this afternoon...
Angel: I heard what you said. Don't repeat it.
Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: Now look, the guy called me an ape.
Angel: Bowlegged ape.
Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: Yeah.
Angel: You are a little bowlegged.
Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern: What am I suppose to do, take it as a compliment? Don't I get a chance to talk back?
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And Introducing Donna Corcoran See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: Heaven and Hell (2008) See more »

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A fun baseball film with some baseball history to boot.
4 December 1998 | by gitrichSee all my reviews

Paul Douglas plays the demanding manger of the Pittsburg Pirates whose team begins winning after being blessed from above. Look for a young Ellen Corby, the lovable grandmother on the Walton's TV series. Other cast members include Janet Leigh,Keenan Wynn and Spring Byington. The filming locations were old Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, home of the triple A Los Angeles Angels before the Dodgers arrived. Forbes Field in Pittsburg and Yankee Stadium were also used in this 1951 film. Some popular ballplayers can be seen also.It is a fun movie to watch, especially for a baseball fan.


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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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