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Angels in the Outfield (1951) was a Fantasy - Comedy Film directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown.


Douglas shines as Guffy McGovern, the most hard-hearted, foul-mouthed, dictatorial baseball manager in the league. His Pittsburgh Pirates are in seventh place and getting worse. Then he hears a voice telling him to "look for a miracle in the third inning." Scores of stars from baseball and Hollywood in cameo appearances join the angels who give the Pirates a lift. Remade in 1994.

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Forbes Field was demolished in 1971 after the Pirates moved to Three Rivers Stadium in 1970.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onApril 6, 1953 with Janet Leigh reprising her film role.
Bing Crosby appeared in the film because at the time, he was a partial owner (approximately 15%) of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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