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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All the baseball teams are identified by their city but never by their nicknames. Even the home team uniforms, which should have the team nicknames, list the city instead. The reason is because the commissioner of baseball, Happy Chandler, would not sanctioned the movie because of the cheating element in the movie. So 20th Century Fox could not use the the name of the teams or even use cameo baseball player walk ons like the studio wanted to do.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Monday, October 3rd, 1949 with Ray Milland reprising his film role.
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