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Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on the Ball (1952)

Approved | | Short, Sport | 15 June 1952 (USA)
Ralph Staub visits Hollywood's annual "Out of This World" charity-baseball game between two celebrity-ridden baseball teams, each managed and put together by an ex-jock actor or a ... See full summary »

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Ralph Staub

Writer:

Ralph Staub (story)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ralph Staub Ralph Staub ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Block Martin Block ... Martin lock
Joe E. Brown ... Joe E. Brown
Carolina Cotton ... Carolina Cotton
Doris Day ... Doris Day
Dale Evans ... Dale Evans
Mona Freeman ... Mona Freeman
Tom Harmon Tom Harmon ... Tom Harmon
Bob Hope ... Bob Hope
Eddie Hubbard Eddie Hubbard ... Eddie Hubbard
Gordon MacRae ... Gordon MacRae
Miroslava ... Mirolsava
Edmond O'Brien ... Edmond O'Brien
Pat O'Brien ... Pat O'Brien
Fred Robbins Fred Robbins ... Fred Robbins
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Storyline

Ralph Staub visits Hollywood's annual "Out of This World" charity-baseball game between two celebrity-ridden baseball teams, each managed and put together by an ex-jock actor or a wannabe-jock actor, usually Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, Joe E. Brown or Gordon MacRae. And each team usually had a "ringer" or two on the roster---real baseball players from the Pacific Coast League or a retired major-league baseball player living in Southern California--- as none of the ego-managers wished to be on the losing team. In addition to the celebrities playing in the game, the stands were filled with many faces-and-names from both sides of film-making, most taking advantage of a "photo-op" long before the term was invented. But all hands donated their "services", such as they were, and paid for their uniforms (some custom-designed) and all the proceeds went to a deserving charity, which is usually not the case in such events. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Short | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1952 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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