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Death on the Diamond (1934) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Edward Sedgwick and produced by Lucien Hubbard.

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DEATH ON THE DIAMOND

By Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 15, 2024 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

DEATH ON THE DIAMOND is a 1934 MGM mystery-comedy that stands out for mixing murder with Major League Baseball. The story follows the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, which is fighting for the National League pennant. The team's fortunes are of great concern to the manager/owner, Pop Clark (David ... Read full article


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Filmed at L.A.'s Wrigley Field and the old Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Several ballplayers appear including the Cardinals real center fielder Ernie Orsatti who is shot "by the camera" as he crosses the plate.
'Franchot Tone' was initially cast in the role of "Larry" but was replaced by Robert Young prior to the start of production.
Ted Healy, who portrays O'Toole, was initially a "straight" man in a vaudeville comedy act with "The Three Stooges".
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