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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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... Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern
... Jennifer Paige
... Fred Bayles
... Bridget White
... Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood
... Sister Edwitha
... Saul Hellman
... Timothy Durney
... Sister Veronica
... Dave Rothberg
... Joe Reynolds
... Mack McGee
... Rube Ronson
Paul Salata ... Tony Minelli
... 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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Angels and the Pirates  »

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The greenery behind the left field wall behind Forbes Field is known as Shenley Park and the white tomb stone in center field is called the Barney Dreyfuss monument . Dreyfuss was the original owner of the Pittsburgh club. See more »

Goofs

In the bottom of the 5th inning, the first Pirates batter is wearing #11. He is retired by New York and goes back to the dugout. Three more batters come to the plate, with another being retired and two scoring. That makes two out, two in, with no one on base. But the next batter that comes to the plate is again wearing #11. This is impossible, the same batter would not have been up again so soon, and two players can't have the same uniform number. 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 See 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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