Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

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    "Enormously enjoyable, with a stylish ebullience and an excellent score." - Tom Milne, TIME OUT FILM GUIDE

    Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly play ball in a big way as 1900s vaudevillians who spend the winter flinging the onstage blarney and the summer flinging the ol' horsehide for base-ball's world champs, the Wolves.

    Sinatra is second sacker Dennis Ryan and Kelly is short-stop Eddie O'Brien in this Busby Berkeley-directed romp that combines baseball with that other all-American pastime: romance. Esther Williams plays the new team owner and Betty Garret is a Baseball Annie with eyes for blue-eyed Ryan. Kelly and Stanley Donen's deft musical stagings ranged from a soft-shoe duet charmer to an exciting "barrel roll" Kelly solo. Their work persuaded producer Arthur Freed to green-light their direction of the same year's On the Town.

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Starring
Frank Sinatra
ene Kelly
Esther Williams
Betty Garrett
Edward Arnold
Jules Munshin
Richard Lane
Tom Dugan
Directed by
Busby Berkeley
Music
Roger Edens
Adolph Green
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Musical 1949 92:53 480i (NTSC) 1 4
Video
Full Frame
Audio
English Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, French
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Biographies-Cast, Listing-Cast & Crew, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Anchors Aweigh; On The Town, Deleted Scenes-Baby Doll; Boys and Girls like You and Me
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