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Safe at Home! (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 13 April 1962 (USA)
Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Doniger

Writers:

Robert Dillon (screenplay), Robert Dillon (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Mickey Mantle ... Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris ... Rogers Maris
William Frawley ... Bill Turner
Patricia Barry ... Johanna Price
Don Collier ... Ken Lawton
Eugene Iglesias ... Mr. Torres
Flip Mark Flip Mark ... Henry
Bryan Russell ... Hutch Lawton
Scott Lane Scott Lane ... Mike Torres
Charles G. Martin ... Henry's Father
Ralph Houk Ralph Houk ... Ralph Houk
Whitey Ford Whitey Ford ... Whitey Ford
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Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured about honesty being the best policy. He returns to face his buddies with the truth to find the entire Little League team invited to camp. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and the Luckiest Kid in the World! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final film of William Frawley. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, some boys stop to watch two men on a bridge catch a fish. However, the fish doesn't move as they reel it in - its obviously a prop or a dead fish that was previously placed on the line for them to pull out. See more »

Quotes

Hutch Lawton: [repeated] Mickey Mantle! Roger Maris! Gosh! Gee!
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Introducing Bryan Russell. See more »

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Minor Leagues
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Safe at Home! (1962)

** (out of 4)

A young boy (Bryan Russell) moves to a new town where he doesn't have many friends so to try and fit in he makes the claim that he knows Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. When no one will believe him, the young boy heads off to the Yankees spring training camp to try and meet the legends. This film works best as a curio if you want to see the two legends trying to act. It was fun seeing these two men back in their prime and it was also funny that Mantle got top billing even though Maris had just broken Babe Ruth's home run record. There are a few good parts here and there but overall the film is pretty lame. The young Russell gives a good performance and his relationship with his single father are nice but the film is too uneven to hammer home any of the side subjects brought up in the screenplay. Whitey Ford also has a small part.


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