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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Busby Berkeley and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Musical Monday: Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

on Jun 29, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Take Me Out to the Ball Game... Read full article

Take Me out to The Ball Game (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 17, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s something perfectly in sync between Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor so I could never choose another duo over them but Kelly and Frank Sinatra are such wonderful entertainers that they help make this period baseball number a real musical classic even if it has to fall in line behin... Read full article

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

By Cameron on Nov 16, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Me_Out_to_the_Ball_Game_(film) Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. In the summer of 1946, Gene Kelly and his dance collaborator Stanley Donen got the idea for a musical about baseball set at the turn of the century. They sold their story to MGM and ... Read full article

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

By Beatrice on Jun 18, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Take Me Out to the Ball Game Directed by Busby Berkeley Written by Harry Tugend and George Wells from a story by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen 1949/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental K.C. Higgins: You’re certainly the prettiest shortstop. MGM puts two-thirds of the cast o... Read full article

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

By Emily on Apr 5, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Baseball’s back in full swing, and as part of Forgotten Films‘ baseball blogathon, I’ve chosen to cover a very fun baseball movie that, admittedly, is perhaps not the most stellar example of actual gameplay: 1949′s?Take Me Out to the Ball Game. It’s a fun, somewhat hist... Read full article

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Quotes from

Eddie O'Brien: How many times have I told you to pick on somebody your size?
Dennis Ryan: There ain't nobody my size.

Shirley Delwyn: [to Dennis Ryan] You bad boy, I've got a good notion to take you on my knee.
Eddie O'Brien: You mean over your knee, don't you?
Shirley Delwyn: I know what I mean.

Eddie O'Brien: I've been behaving like an idiot, haven't I?
K.C. Higgins: Yes, you have.

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Baseball, The Great American Pastime, never has been widely followed in Britain. Consequently, the film's title for English audiences was changed to "Everybody's Cheering."
The song "O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg" (referring to the shortstop/second base/first base double-play) is modeled on a poem titled "Tinker to Evers to Chance" by Franklin P. Adams, referring to the Chicago Cubs infield of 1903-1910.
There was no soundtrack album, but three of the stars made commercial discs of a few songs, on MGM Records. Two Gene Kelly-Betty Garrett duets were recorded , "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (music by 'Albert Von Tilzer', lyrics by Jack Norworth), done in a swinging tempo, and "Yes, Indeedy" (music and lyrics by Roger Edens, Betty Comden and Adolph Green). Also, recorded on MGM Records, a Garrett solo, "It's Fate Baby, It's Fate" (music and lyrics by Edens, Comden and Green) and recorded on Columbia Records, Frank Sinatra's charming ballad, "The Right Girl for Me" (music and lyrics by Edens, Comden and Green).
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