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Headin' Home (1920)
This film which purports to chronicle the childhood of the Babe is almost entirely a fabrication....he didn't grow up in some small town....he grew up near the waterfront docks of Baltimore,MD for the first few years of his life where his father owned and ran a saloon that catered to a very rough crowd.Young George was largely unsupervised most of the time and was continually getting into one scrape or another...as a result George Sr had him enrolled in the St. Mary's Industrial School for boys and pretty much stayed out of young George's life from then on...I'm sure this film's version made for better publicity for the up and coming Babe as well as for the Yankees...Colonel Ruppert was very mindful of his team's public image and making a film about the real version of Babe's young life at that time would have had a lot of negative consequences
Mara Maru (1952)
I don't know if this is true or not,but I am told that when this movie came out, the distributors took it to Tokyo to show, because by that time there was a fairly large demand for American movies in Japan...particularly action movies, and even more so those which featured well known stars like Errol Flynn, and were confident that it would be well received and quite profitable...but that even though the movie was given wide advertising and multiple screens all over Japan,nobody came to see it due to the fact that "Mara Maru" translates into Japanese as "Sh*t Boat"....and who in their right mind would want to see a movie with the title "Sh*t Boat"??
This may be trivial but needs to be listed by the editors....the character played by Ed Nelson...Capt Matt Garth's friend Harry Pearson, is a Commodore..not a Rear Admiral...this was a rank only used in wartime by the USN and was the equivalent of a Brigadier General....this can be demonstrated by looking at the rank epaulets on his shoulders.....they bear 5 gold half-inch stripes as compared to Capt Garth's 4 stripes..a Rear Admiral would be wearing 2 stars on his epaulets and not 5 gold half inch stripes....a Commodore was technically considered a 'flag rank' by the USN and usually commanded a Squadron such as Commodore George Dewey who won a victory in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War