Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.
Stewart M. Clamen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's a picture in a million! Starring that girl in a million, the red-headed darling of the Broadway show, Gwen Verdon!
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Did You Know?
Just as the film went into rehearsal, a musicians' union strike prevented the company from pre-recording the vocals on the soundstage with the studio orchestra. The RCA Victor cast album from the Broadway production was utilized for rehearsing, while the cast performed to a piano accompaniment for the filming. Once production wrapped, the cast re-recorded their vocal tracks a capella on a soundstage, and these were shipped to Italy with musical director Ray Heindorf, who conducted a symphony orchestra to match the vocal tracks. RCA Victor released the movie soundtrack on LP in conjunction with the film's opening, in mono only although the score was recorded in stereo. See more
When Joe appears in his first game as a pinch-hitter, he hits a home run on an 0-1 pitch. As he rounds the bases, he is met at home by a few teammates. While shaking their hands, he clearly misses touching home plate. See more
I've got thousands of Washington fans drooling under the illusion that the Senators are going to win the pennant!
Aw Chief, that's awfully good! When they lose there'll be suicides and heart attacks and apoplexy... just like the good old days!
Referenced in Whatever Lola Wants
A Little Brains, A Little Talent
Music by Richard Adler
Lyrics by Jerry Ross
Performed by Gwen Verdon See more