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The Great American Pastime

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Tom Ewell plays a busy attorney who wishes to be closer to his son. To do this, he becomes manager of the boy's little league team, much to the dismay of his wife Anne Francis, who can't stand baseball. Ewell finds that he must contend with pushy and ambitious parents who hope to live their own sports fantasies vicariously through their ballplaying children. The single mother of one of the kids Ann Miller goes to Ewell to plead for her boy's advancement, but the purpose of the meeting is misinterpreted by Ewell's...
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Overview

Tom Ewell plays a busy attorney who wishes to be closer to his son. To do this, he becomes manager of the boy's little league team, much to the dismay of his wife Anne Francis, who can't stand baseball. Ewell finds that he must contend with pushy and ambitious parents who hope to live their own sports fantasies vicariously through their ballplaying children. The single mother of one of the kids Ann Miller goes to Ewell to plead for her boy's advancement, but the purpose of the meeting is misinterpreted by Ewell's jealous wife. Fed up with sacrificing sportsmanship to the whims of the parents, Ewell encourages his team to play for the love of the game rather than "winning at any cost."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2012
  • UPC: 883316618417
  • Original Release: 1956
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 94,726

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Ewell Bruce Hallerton
Anne Francis Betty Hallerton
Ann Miller Mrs. Doris Patterson
Dean Jones Buck Rivers
Rudy Lee Dennis Hallerton
Judson Pratt Ed Ryder
Raymond Bailey George Carruthers
Wilfrid Knapp Mr. Dawson
Bob Jellison Mr. O'Keefe
Raymond Winston Herbie Patterson
Paul Engle Foster Carruthers
Ann Morriss Mrs. George Carruthers
Gene O'Donnell Samuel J. Garway
Nathaniel Benchley
Ruby Dee
Technical Credits
Herman Hoffman Director
Jeff Alexander Score Composer
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
Nathaniel Benchley Screenwriter
Henry Berman Producer
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Randall Duell Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
William Horning Production Designer
Gene Ruggiero Editor
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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