It Happens Every Spring (1949) was a Comedy - Science Fiction Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and William Perlberg.
Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Writing||Shirley W. Smith, Valentine Davies||Nominated|
It Happens Every Spring (1949)By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 10, 2018 From 4 Star Films
Does this film glorify those who cheat and deceive taking advantage of others through the advances of modern science? Certainly not! Well, maybe a little but this is one of those ludicrous stories that never makes a pretense of being real life or a moral tale for that matter. It’s just a zany ... Read full article
It Happens Every Spring (1949)By Aurora on Apr 4, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen
It Happens Every Spring that chemistry professor, Vernon K. Simpson becomes distracted. ?He’s been working on a formula to repel wood for some time and can barely get through his lessons each day because his mind wanders back to his experiment. Out of the blue one day, as I suppose such things... Read full article
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Monk Lanigan: I know, but the team can't get along without him.
Prof. Vernon K. Simpson aka King Kelly: [all were in Edgar Stone's office] No, I don't think so, Mr. Stone, I know it.
Edgar Stone: Know it? I have never met such bland conceit.
Manager Jimmy Dolan: I told you, he's a crackpot.
Edgar Stone: No he's not. He's just a conceited jackass.
Manager Jimmy Dolan: All right. You talk to him. I'm going to batting practice.
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When manager Dolan asks Vernon what his name is he briefly scans the outfield fence and see's a sign for Kelly Tires and tells Dolan that his name is Kelly. While this brief scene was in the film when it was released for TV in the 1960's it has now been cut from the film.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Friday, April 14th, 1950 with Ray Milland reprising his film role. Which was 193 days (27 weeks and 4 days) after Ray Milland did another radio station reprise of his role, in the movie at "Lux Radio Theater", on Monday, October 3rd, 1949.
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