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HISTORY

The Ring Lardner-George M. Cohan play also was the basis of the 1933 First National film Elmer, the Great , directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Joe E. Brown and Patricia Ellis. Another adaptation was produced by Warner Bros. in 1939. That film, entitled The Cowboy Quarterback , was directed by Noel Smith and starred Bert Wheeler and Marie Wilson. (see entries ... More Less

The Ring Lardner-George M. Cohan play also was the basis of the 1933 First National film Elmer, the Great , directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Joe E. Brown and Patricia Ellis. Another adaptation was produced by Warner Bros. in 1939. That film, entitled The Cowboy Quarterback , was directed by Noel Smith and starred Bert Wheeler and Marie Wilson. (see entries above). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Oct 1929.
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New York Times
5 Oct 1929
p. 22.
Variety
9 Oct 1929
p. 41.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 September 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP683
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,459 ft.
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,863
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Elmer Kane, a village baseball hero turned professional, loves vampish vaudeville actress Evelyn Corey, who thinks he is a hick. At training camp Yankee scout Bert Wade sends him love letters signed by Evelyn to make Elmer perform well. During the World Series games with Pittsburgh Elmer discovers the deception. Then some crooked gamblers try to bribe Elmer to throw the game. The final deciding game goes badly because Elmer is in a slump over Evelyn. Wade sends Evelyn in to cheer him. While she is with him she finds she really loves him--Elmer bangs out the home run that wins the World ... +


Elmer Kane, a village baseball hero turned professional, loves vampish vaudeville actress Evelyn Corey, who thinks he is a hick. At training camp Yankee scout Bert Wade sends him love letters signed by Evelyn to make Elmer perform well. During the World Series games with Pittsburgh Elmer discovers the deception. Then some crooked gamblers try to bribe Elmer to throw the game. The final deciding game goes badly because Elmer is in a slump over Evelyn. Wade sends Evelyn in to cheer him. While she is with him she finds she really loves him--Elmer bangs out the home run that wins the World Series. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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