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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 »


Walter Doniger


Robert Dillon (screenplay), Robert Dillon (story) | 2 more credits »




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 ... 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


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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A GRAND SLAM! Fun And Laughter With The Greatest Guys In Baseball... and the luckiest kid in the world! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport


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Final film of William Frawley. See more »


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 »


Bill Turner: [Hutch has traveled with a cargo of fish. Turner is searching for the source of the strange smell] Hey, it's stronger in here.
Rogers Maris: It's funny, it smells something like fish.
Bill Turner: That's just what I said. It's not in my head. Reminds me of an umpire.
Bill Turner: Now don't be shoving me and pushing me around. I'll get to the bottom of this thing alright.
Mickey Mantle: Old Bird-dog Bill's on the scent!
Bill Turner: [seeing shoes under the bed] Hey, come on out of there! Come on! Get out of there! Come on! Get out of there!
Mickey Mantle: A kid! Where'd he come from?
Rogers Maris: ...
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Introducing Bryan Russell. See more »

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Great For Boys Of A Certain Age
27 March 2007 | by lpryluckSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie in The Bronx as a nine-year old Yankees fan. I loved it then, and still enjoyed seeing it much more recently. Sure the acting was bad (after seeing it one of his teammates advised Roger Maris to end his 1962 holdout and sign his Yankees contract fast), and the script was lame (but with its simple plot and moral not really much worse than the typical Disney or other kid fare of the time), but that was always beside the point. It was and is a chance to see our heroes on the big screen in their prime rather than on a small-screen TV or from the bleachers. We watch 1950s teen movies with their lip-synced performances for the same reason. The game now is to try to identify the players in the background.

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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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