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Damn Yankees (1958) was a Musical - Sports Film directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott and produced by Stanley Donen, George Abbott, Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringRay HeindorfNominated

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Musical Monday: Damn Yankees (1958)

on Oct 15, 2018 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 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Damn Yankees?(1958) ? Musica... Read full article

Damn Yankees! (1958)

By Beatrice on Sep 1, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Damn Yankees! Directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen Written by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop 1958/USA Warner Bros. presents a George Abbott and Stanley Donen Production Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Here is another movie I remember in black-and-white. ?I could still sing along with all ... Read full article

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Mr. Applegate: You should have seen a real artist at work! You couldn't get him away from his wife, huh? Well I could!
Lola: How? Is he crazy about you?

Mr. Applegate: I've got too much on my mind. I'm overworked.
Lola: Oh, I know, poor dear. Elections coming up.

Joe Boyd: What happens after I stop being a baseball player? Then where would I be?
Mr. Applegate: [laughs] Well now, of course that's fairly well known.
Joe Boyd: Yes, but I have...
Mr. Applegate: After all, there's nothing unusual about it. How do you suppose some of these politicians around town got started? And parking lot owners?

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The first film of Jean Stapleton.
Gwen Verdon won the Tony for Best Actress (Musical) in 1956 for "Damn Yankees!" for the role she recreated in the film version. Russ Brown won the 1956 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Rae Allen was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical and both roles were recreated in the movie version by the same actors.
The first film of Shannon Bolin.
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