Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Region 1 DVD)

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Product Details

Barcode
9317486001737
Department
Movies & TV
Released
2 Jul 2018
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Musicals
Sub-genre
Musicals
Region
Region Free
Language
English
Sound Format
Dolby Digital 2.0
Studio
Imports
Runtime
93 min
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Release Year
1949
Running Time
93 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Everybody's Cheering
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Big Business / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes®
93% 72%
Metacritic
66
Synopsis
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."
Notes
Theatrical release: April 1949.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Poster
Poster for Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Cast & Crew
Director
Busby Berkeley
Star
Murray Alper / Edward Arnold / Tom Dugan / Douglas Fowley / Betty Garrett / Wilton Graff / Mack Gray / Gene Kelly / Richard Lane / Jules Munshin / Frank Sinatra / Esther Williams
Screenwriter
Harry Tugend
Composer
Adolph Deutsch / Roger Edens
Producer
Arthur Freed
Special Effects
Peter Ballbusch / Warren Newcombe
Editor
Blanche Sewell
Production Designer
Daniel B. Cathcart / Cedric Gibbons
Costume Designer
Helen Rose
Set Designer
Henry Grace / Edwin B. Willis
Cinematographer
George J. Folsey
Choreographer
Stanley Donen
Writer
Harry Crane / George Wells