Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 13, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh93%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 4,434
The plot is typical fluff -- Kelly and Sinatra join Esther Williams's baseball team at the turn of the century -- but the production values are, as always, worth the price of admission. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/4 -- While there's not much baseball played here, this is an amiable film, marked by the enjoyable cast and some lively, if not memorable, music. Full Review
TV Guide
May 7, 2014
Rating: 4/5 -- It's brilliant music, and the comedy is a snap. Full Review
DVDTalk.com
May 19, 2008
It must be said, too, that Mr. Kelly and his side-kick do right nicely by a brisk thing called "Yes, Indeedy," as well as the title song. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
There is no pretense that Ball Game is anything more than a romp for Kelly's virtuosity. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: B -- An enjoyable, snappy period baseball musical comedy. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Apr 14, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- The American pastime was never more fun.
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
Nov 5, 2003

Product Description:

Singing, dancing baseball players Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra) and Eddie O'Brien (Gene Kelly) find their friendship tested when both fall for the new, female owner of their team (water-ballet diva Esther Williams). Meanwhile, a crooked gambler (Edward Arnold) tries to sabotage the big game by getting O'Brien fired. It all gets resolved with lots of comedy, songs, dances, and baseball action in a colorful, turn-of-the-century setting. (Miss Williams even swims a few laps in the hotel pool.)

Busby Berkeley directed TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME, but left the choreography to Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, thus the dance numbers emphasize Kelly's athletic grace rather than the fluid camerawork that is Berkeley's signature. Berkeley's exuberant affection for early Americana and his unerring knack for zingy comedy are both on full display, however, and frowns are not an option. Songs include: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "The Hat My Father Wore on St. Patrick's Day," and "Yes, Indeedy."

Plot Synopsis:

When a woman (Esther Williams) inherits their major league baseball club, teammates Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra) and Eddie O'Brien (Gene Kelly) are first outraged, then smitten. Soon they are fighting for her affections, and even breaking curfew to woo her. More trouble arises when a crooked gambler (Edward Arnold) tries to sabotage the big game. Of course it's all just a pitch on which director Busby Berkeley nails a big home run of singing, dancing, comedy, and romance.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: April 1949.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 62,072
  • UPC: 883929007585
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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