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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
- Frank Sinatra

Overview - Singing, dancing baseball players Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra) and Eddie O'Brien (Gene Kelly) find their friendship tested when both fall for the new, female owner of their team (water-ballet diva Esther Williams). Meanwhile, a crooked gambler (Edward Arnold) tries to sabotage the big game by getting O'Brien fired.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Singing, dancing baseball players Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra) and Eddie O'Brien (Gene Kelly) find their friendship tested when both fall for the new, female owner of their team (water-ballet diva Esther Williams). Meanwhile, a crooked gambler (Edward Arnold) tries to sabotage the big game by getting O'Brien fired. It all gets resolved with lots of comedy, songs, dances, and baseball action in a colorful, turn-of-the-century setting. (Miss Williams even swims a few laps in the hotel pool.) Busby Berkeley directed TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME, but left the choreography to Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, thus the dance numbers emphasize Kelly's athletic grace rather than the fluid camerawork that is Berkeley's signature. Berkeley's exuberant affection for early Americana and his unerring knack for zingy comedy are both on full display, however, and frowns are not an option. Songs include: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "The Hat My Father Wore on St. Patrick's Day," and "Yes, Indeedy."

Cast List

Adolph Deutsch
Edward Arnold - American Character Actor
Mack Gray - Actor\"Johnny Angel"
Murray Alper - American Actor
Frank Sinatra - Oscar-winning American actor/singer, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Francis Albert Sinatra - Oscar-winning American actor/singer, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Frank Sinatra Sr. - Oscar-winning American actor/singer, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Harry Tugend - American Screenwriter/Producer
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director/In USA
Daniel B. Cathcart - Art Director\1950s
Arthur Freed - Producer of musicals/Lyricist
Arthur Grossman - Producer of musicals/Lyricist
Douglas Fowley - American Character Actor
Richard Lane - American Supporting Actor/40s
Betty Garrett - American Actress/Dancer/Singer
Tom Dugan - American Actor
Edwin B. Willis - Set Decorator
Henry Grace - Set Decorator
Henry W. Grace - Set Decorator
Harry Crane - Screenwriter - 1940s
Warren Newcombe - Special Effects
Helen Rose - Costume Designer
Blanche Sewell - American Editor
George Wells - American Screenwriter
Stanley Donen - Director/producer/choreographer
Busby Berkeley - Choreographer/Director
William Berkeley Enos - Choreographer/Director
Roger Edens - American Composer
Wilton Graff - Supporting Actor/1950's
Gene Kelly - American actor/dancer/director, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Eugene Curran Kelly - American actor/dancer/director, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Esther Williams - Champion swimmer turned movie star
Jules Munshin - American Comic Actor
George J. Folsey - American Director of Photography
George Folsey - American Director of Photography
Peter Ballbusch - Editor/Montage Editor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 93
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929007585
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: May 2008

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Synopsis:
When a woman (Esther Williams) inherits their major league baseball club, teammates Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra) and Eddie O'Brien (Gene Kelly) are first outraged, then smitten. Soon they are fighting for her affections, and even breaking curfew to woo her. More trouble arises when a crooked gambler (Edward Arnold) tries to sabotage the big game. Of course it's all just a pitch on which director Busby Berkeley nails a big home run of singing, dancing, comedy, and romance.

Notes:
Theatrical release: April 1949.

 
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