The batters couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat. The fielders must be using frying pans instead of baseball mitts. It looks like the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates haven't got a prayer... until the prayers of a young orphan girl get the Bucs some celestial support! Comedy and charm form the winning lineup of Angels In The Outfield, starring Paul Douglas as the team's short-fused manager. "Dogs have fleas, managers have sportswriter," he grouses to a columnist (Janet Leigh) covering the team. Adding to the fun are game footage from back in the day (buffs will love to spot the stars); support from Keenan Wynn, Spring Byington and more familiar talents; plus unbilled bits by baseball greats Joe DiMaggio and Ty Cobb. One more footnote about this nifty '50s diamond: President Eisenhower called it his favorite movie. Batter up!

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Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Family/Sports/Fantasy/Comedy · 1h 39m · 10/19/1951

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The roughest guy you ever met ... until an angel said "Hello!"

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The batters couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat. The fielders must be using frying pans instead of baseball mitts. It looks like the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates haven't got a prayer... until the prayers of a young orphan girl get the Bucs some celestial support! Comedy and charm form the winning lineup of Angels In The Outfield, starring Paul Douglas as the team's short-fused manager. "Dogs have fleas, managers have sportswriter," he grouses to a columnist (Janet Leigh) covering the team. Adding to the fun are game footage from back in the day (buffs will love to spot the stars); support from Keenan Wynn, Spring Byington and more familiar talents; plus unbilled bits by baseball greats Joe DiMaggio and Ty Cobb. One more footnote about this nifty '50s diamond: President Eisenhower called it his favorite movie. Batter up!

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Part Of
Cast
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Paul Douglas

Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern
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Janet Leigh

Jennifer Paige
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Keenan Wynn

Fred Bayles
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Donna Corcoran

Bridget White
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Lewis Stone

Arnold P. Hapgood
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Spring Byington

Sister Edwitha
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Bruce Bennett

Saul Hellman
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Marvin Kaplan

Timothy Durney
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Ellen Corby

Sister Veronica
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Jeff Richards

Dave Rothberg
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John Gallaudet

Joe Reynolds
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King Donovan

Mack McGee
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Don Haggerty

Rube Ronson
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Paul Salata

Tony Minelli
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Fred Graham

Chunk (coach)
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John McKee

Bill Baxter (catcher)
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Patrick J. Molyneaux

Patrick J. Finley
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Barbara Billingsley

Hat Check Girl in Restaurant (uncredited)
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John Burger

Umpire (uncredited)
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John Butler

Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
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Ty Cobb

Himself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
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Harry Cody

Reporter (uncredited)
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James Conaty

Steakhouse Diner (uncredited)
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Bing Crosby

Himself (uncredited)
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Fred Datig Jr.

Photographer (uncredited)
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Joe DiMaggio

Himself - Cameo Apperance (uncredited)
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Lawrence Dobkin

Rabbi Allen Hahn (uncredited)
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John Downey

Smalley, Stadium Gate Guard (uncredited)
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John Eldredge

Dr. Eustace Danforth (uncredited)
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Pat Flaherty

Boston Braves Manager (uncredited)
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Douglas Fowley

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Peter Graves

Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Richard Hale

Dr. Blane, Psychiatrist (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Steakhouse Diner (uncredited)
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Harry Hayden

Dr. Jordan, Bridget's Doctor (uncredited)
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Bill Hickman

1st Reporter (uncredited)
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Tom Irish

Copy Boy (uncredited)
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Tor Johnson

Wrestler on TV (uncredited)
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Hubie Kerns

3rd Baseman (uncredited)
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Ralph Kiner

Player Wearing #4 Who Hits Home Run (uncredited)
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George Magrill

Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Hank Mann

Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Billy Miller

Al Minden (uncredited)
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Ralph Montgomery

Spectator Companion in Stands (uncredited)
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Beverly Mook

Frances (uncredited)
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Judy Nugent

Margaret (uncredited)
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Tudor Owen

Father O'Houlihan (uncredited)
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Eddie Parks

Waiter (uncredited)
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Dan Riss

Ed Kirney (uncredited)
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Harry Ruby

Himself - Cameo appearance (uncredited)
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Fred Santley

2nd Reporter (uncredited)
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Charles Sherlock

Boston Umpire (uncredited)
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Dick Simmons

Larry Moss (uncredited)
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J. Lewis Smith

Reporter (uncredited)
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Ken Swanson

Left Fielder (uncredited)
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Bill Walker

Waiter on Train (uncredited)
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Blue Washington

Doorman (uncredited)
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Billy Wayne

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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James Whitmore

Angel (voice) (uncredited)
Crew
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Clarence Brown

Director
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Richard Conlin

Writer
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Dorothy Kingsley

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Angels in the Outfield

(DVD, Clamshell)

5/1/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Angels in the Outfield

(DVD)

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