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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Almost 40 years before ballplayers from heaven graced “Field of Dreams,” the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates, receive some heaven-sent intervention in this baseball comedy.
Big, burly, and brash Paul Douglas is ideally cast as the Pirates' hot-tempered, foul-mouthed manager, whose hard-luck team goes on a winning streak thanks to some out of this world assistance.
The film features Janet Leigh and Keenan Wynn in support along with a handful of cameos from both baseball and show business, including Bing Crosby and Joe DiMaggio.
Damn Yankees (1958)
Aging, frustrated Washington Senators baseball fan Joe Boyd says he'd sell his soul to see the club get one good hitter. A devilish Mr. Applegate appears to fulfill his wish, transforming him into the club's new star.
Faithful screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, with which other than star Tab Hunter, retains the original stage cast.
Early big screen appearances of future TV stars Jean Stapleton (“All in the Family”) and Ray Walston (“My Favorite Martian”).
The Great American Pastime (1956)
Initial Hollywood take on the Little League craze that was sweeping suburbia in the mid-50’s.
Happily married attorney Bruce Hallerton is talked into managing a Little League team. Trouble arises when the curvaceous, widowedmother of one of his team members seems to have more interest in the team Manager than the team.
Family comedy stars Tom Ewell, Anne Francis, Ann Miller and the seemly never aging Dean Jones in an early screen appearance.
The Natural (1984)
Rags to riches story, baseball style.
Washed up Roy Hobbs gets one last chance to make the major leagues with a bottom of the barrel team; The New York Knights.
Big league cast and a story weaving in shades of King Arthur help to knock this one out of the ballpark.
Nominated for 4 Oscars and starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close and Kim Basinger.
“People don't start playing ball at your age, they retire!”
The Bad Boys are in Town
East of Eden (1955)
Emotionally overwhelming adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel about two brothers' rivalry for the love of their father. Required viewing, if for no other reason than the film marks James Dean’s big screen debut.
Starring Raymond Massey, Burl Ives and Jo Van Fleet in as Oscar winning performance under the direction of two-time Oscar winner Elia Kazan.
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Primarily for those who relish—or at least play—stud poker. Here is an explosive drama of a young card sharp, played by Steve McQueen, and backed by a dynamite cast.
Winners and losers pitted against McQueen are Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, Rip Torn and Edward G. Robinson, all of whom converge on New Orleans in the 1930’s.
The Hustler (1961)
Director Robert Rossen's brilliant character study features Paul Newman's passionate portrayal of "Fast Eddie" Felson, a hustling pool shark who drifts across the country playing in seedy pool halls and whose obsession to dethrone table legend "Minnesota Fats" (Jackie Gleason) could bring about his own downfall.
Both Newman and Gleason would be nominated for Academy Awards as would Piper Laurie and George C. Scott. The film would be nominated for Best Picture.
Murder My Sweet (1944)
The Moose is on the loose, as ex-con Moose Malloy enlists the aid of a down on his luck private eye to track down his former girlfriend, Velma.
One-time Hollywood song and dance man Dick Powell stars as Philip Marlowe in this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's book “Farewell My Lovely.” His no nonsense portrayal would give Powell a new image as the hardboiled detective involved in homicide, blackmail and deadly dames.
Excellent film adaptation of William Inge's Pulitzer Prizewinning play about drifter who stops over in Kansas one weekend to bum off an old buddy. Before the weekend is over, all hell breaks loose.
Boats, Planes and Trains
The Bridges of Toko-Ri (1954)
It’s the Korean War and Lt. Harry Brubaker’s a fighter-bomber pilot stationed on board the aircraft carrier USS Savo Island. A WWII veteran and Naval Reserve pilot, he’s been drafted back into service from civilian life. Leaving his family and law practice makes him quite resentful and cynical about the war. Now he has a dangerous mission to perform, and he’s not sure he is up to the task.
Leading a cast that includes Grace Kelly, Frederick March, Mickey Rooney and Earl Holliman is William Holden as Brubaker.
Island in the Sky (1953)
When a C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
Film is based on a real-life incident of pilot and later famed aviation author Ernest Gann.
Cast of Hollywood vets includes John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Andy Devine, Harry Carey Jr and even Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer. It’s also a chance to see future major TV star James Arness on the big screen in a featured role.
The Narrow Margin (1952)
When a mobster's widow decides to testify and provide names of others involved in evil deeds, she goes undercover to avoid being killed. Onboard a train going cross-country, she's being escorted in order to testify. Cop Walter Brown and his partner are assigned the task, but the mob are on their trail, attempting to make sure she never reaches her destination.
Granite jawed Charles McGraw stars as the cop with a lousy assignment and the hard-boiled Marie Winsor as the lady in distress.
Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Everybody’s Hollywood hero, Jimmy Stewart, gets the chance to play one of his personal heroes, Charles Lindbergh.
A loosely crafted biographical film of Charles Lindbergh that follows him from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to
barnstorming tours and ultimately to his design of a small transatlantic plane and his epic flight from New York to Paris in 1927.
The film is directed by 6-time Oscar winner Billy Wilder.
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