Getting to the Ball Game (1914)

Meekly was a real baseball fan, but, in spite of all his efforts to interest his wife, she stolidly refused to become enthusiastic, and furthermore, forbade him to attend the games. His ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles H. France

Writer:

Charles H. France (scenario)
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Credited cast:
Arthur Housman ... Mr. Meekley
Gladys Hulette ... Mrs. Meekley
Yale Benner Yale Benner ... The Old Residenter
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Bauer Helen Bauer
Charles McGee Charles McGee
George Robinson George Robinson
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Meekly was a real baseball fan, but, in spite of all his efforts to interest his wife, she stolidly refused to become enthusiastic, and furthermore, forbade him to attend the games. His friends joked him about it, and he took it as good-naturedly as possible, until one day, three of his friends arrived with the news that they had a box reserved for the game and Meekly decided to disregard his wife's wishes and go anyway. Making an excuse to his wife, he started for New York and every obstacle imaginable delayed him. First, the engine of his auto gave out, and to his disgust, Meekly discovered that his supply of gasoline was exhausted. He finally secured a tow into a garage where he replenished his stock and continued his way to the game. Suddenly he had a blowout and it was a case of "get out and get under" with a vengeance, and when the job was finished and he was again on his way, he was suddenly confronted with a sign which showed him that he was on the wrong road. In the meantime,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The scenes on the diamond are actual
21 April 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A comedy depicting how a baseball fan (Arthur Housman) encountered all sorts of trouble in attempting to get to a baseball game. This picture is especially interesting from the fact that the scenes on the diamond are actual, taken during the game between Pittsburgh and New York National teams, the game which put the New York Giants out of the running for the 1914 pennant. Yale Benner deserves mention for his characterization of an "old residenter." - The Moving Picture World, November 21, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1914 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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