It Happens Every Spring Overview:

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 WritingShirley W. Smith, Valentine DaviesNominated

BlogHub Articles:

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

See all It Happens Every Spring articles

Quotes from

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.

Manager Jimmy Dolan: [Kelly has just walked off the field in the middle of a game and Jimmy wants to fine him] Kelly's not indispensable!
Monk Lanigan: I know, but the team can't get along without him.

read more quotes from It Happens Every Spring...

Facts about

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.
When manager Dolan asks Vernon what his name is he briefly scans the outfield fence and see's a sign for Kelly Tires and tells Dolan that his name is Kelly. While this brief scene was in the film when it was released for TV in the 1960's it has now been cut from the film.
read more facts about It Happens Every Spring...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Best Writing Oscar 1949

See more Academy Awards>>
Also directed by Lloyd Bacon

More about Lloyd Bacon >>
Also produced by Darryl F. Zanuck

More about Darryl F. Zanuck >>
Also released in 1949

See All 1949 films >>
More "Baseball" films

See All "Baseball" films >>