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Angels in the Outfield(1951)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Paul Douglas, stars with Janet Leigh, as the hot-tempered Pittsburgh Pirates manager whose hard-luck team goes on a wining streak thanks to some heavenly intervention.

Damn Yankees!(1958)

1h 51min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

Rhubarb(1951)

1h 34min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiacee Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.

The Caddy(1953)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his own right, Harvey Miller is too nervous to play in front of a gallery, so he acts as coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother.

That's My Boy(1951)

1h 44min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take Junior onto the team. In addition, he pays the tuition of Junior's financially needy classmate Bill Baker, a potential all-American, with the understanding that he will room with Junior and mentor him athletically and socially. Junior's initial efforts as quarterback prove disastrous and further complications arise when the room mates both fall in love with the same co-ed.

Genevieve(1953)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

Two friends driving in the London to Brighton vintage car rally bet on which of them will be the first to arrive back home.

Just My Luck(1957)

1h 29min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but calculates it will take him over 100 years to save up for it. He is talked into betting a pound on a six horse accumulator at the Goodwood races with a slightly shady bookmaker. When he has won on the first five races, the bookie owes him over 16,000 pounds and everyone begins to worry. Everyone's future depends on a single race ... what can be done ?

Kill The Umpire(1950)

1h 18min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Ex-baseball player Bill Johnson (William Bendix'), failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans (Ray Collins), a retired umpire, and enters an umpire-training school. Assigned to the Texas League, he does fine until the championship play-offs when a riot develops over one of his calls. The involved player is knocked unconscious in the proceedings and cannot verify that Bill made the correct call. Despite lynch mob plans to at least tar-and-feather him, Bill's family - his daughters Lucy (Gloria Henry and Susan (Connie Marshall ) and his wife Betty (Una Merkel) - help Bill reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising encounters.

Off Limits(1952)

1h 29min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. However, life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn when Bullet gets drafted.

The Great American Pastime(1956)

1h 30min | Comedy

Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the Panthers, a little league baseball team. The fact that an attractive widow has her son in the team causes problems with his wife.

Directed by Herman Hoffman - With Tom Ewell

The Kid from Left Field(1953)

1h 20min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 1 vote)

Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris makes friends with the former team owner's niece (and her boyfriend Pete), and not only gets his dad's job back, but a batboy position for himself. With his dad's help, Christie begins to make a few suggestions here and there. And as a publicity stunt, the team makes him their youngest manager on record. But when Chris gets sick, Coop has to come to the rescue.

The Galloping Major(1951)

1h 22min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A syndicate is set up to buy a racehorse, but they end up buying the wrong one by mistake. Unfortunately the horse is useless on the flat, so they try entering him as a jumper.

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Slightly Ahead(1956)

3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

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Johnny Dark(1954)

1h 25min
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

A young auto racer competes in a Canada-to-Mexico race in a car he designed himself. Director George Sherman's 1954 film stars Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don Taylor, Sidney Blackmer, Paul Kelly, Ilka Chase and Joseph Sawyer.

The Boys from Leningrad(1954)

1h 23min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Comedy about brothers Vesnushkin, Sasha and Vasya, who are playing for one team in a National Soccer Competition. However, Sasha falls in love with a beautiful girl and loses his confidence just before the final game, so his brother has to take the lead on the field in order to save the game.

Piernas de Oro(1957)

- No description / details available yet. -

Hold That Line(1952)

1h 7min | Action, Comedy

The Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football star, and is kidnapped by gangsters to keep him out of the big game.

Directed by William Beaudine - With Leo Gorcey

Blue 9(1950)

1h 35min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Fabris, a center-forward and the key player of the harbour town's football team, is a selfish individualist who is believed that he's irreplaceable in the first squad. He's also a womanizer who tries to seduce pretty Nena, a member of the working's committee and successful swimmer. However, she's emotionally close to Zdravko, who is, same like Fabris, a worthy center-forward himself.

El sistema Pelegrín(1952)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Hector Pelegrin, an unsuccessful insurance agent is admitted to the prestigious school Ferran as a gym teacher. The only problem is that he completely lacks the necessary skills for the job. He organizes a game between the football team at his school and another center, a historic rival, resulting in a surprise full of humorous criticism to our society. Pelegrin tries to convince everyone that football is just a sport.

El hincha(1951)

1h 28min | Comedy, Music

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Manuel Romero - With Enrique Santos Discépolo, Diana Maggi, Mario Passano, María Esther Buschiazzo, Vicente Forastieri, Juan José Porta, ...

Der Theodor im Fußballtor(1950)

1h 39min | Comedy

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by E. W. Emo

The March Hare(1956)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Sir Charles Hare, a young Irish baronet, gambles his all on one of his horses at Ascot. But the horse is 'pulled', and Sir Charles is forced to sell his Irish estate. His aunt, however, has some surprises in store for him.

Once pares de botas(1954)

1h 46min | Comedy, Crime

Ignacio, a professional footballer, has sentimental and labor problems. His girlfriend is about to abandon him because of the constant displays of affection that the player receives from an attractive admirer. At the same time, Ignacio discovers that two of his teammates have been bribed by another team.

Roogie's Bump(1954)

1h 11min | Comedy

A young boy is taunted mercilessly by the other boys in town - until he gets some help from the ghost of a Brooklyn Dodger, who turns him into a great baseball player.

Directed by Harold Young

Bonzo Goes to College(1952)

1h 20min | Comedy

When Bonzo turns out to be the answer to the football teams troubles, the only solution is to enroll him college.

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