Netflix Movie Fans

Few people remember that Babe Ruth made an impressive cameo in Harold Lloyd's Speedy (1928). It's not a "baseball" film but it has one of the most memorable players of all time getting tossed around by Lloyd's maniacal cabby on the way to Yankee Stadium. It's a great sequence - better than some entire films centered around the sport. There are the very good ones that I bow to like The Natural and Field of Dreams. And then, of course, there's Ken Burns' 11 part series, Baseball. But it's the smaller films that I like best. Anyone have any special favorites?

Views: 1886

Replies to This Discussion

"I think it was Ow." lol Lord. Real baseball stories are always better than movies. Welcome to the group, Scone.

Yeah, I put The Life & Times of Hank Greenberg in my queue a few days ago. It's one I haven't seen.

Cool. 

 

Angels in the Outfield (Paul Douglas version)

Eight Men Out

It Happens Every Spring

The Jackie Robinson Story

*61

The Soul of the Game

. . . and, of course, Damn Yankees

Isn't The Jackie Robinson Story rather like The Joe Louis Story, where the star athlete plays himself? I've always resisted both because of that. Ali in The Greatest probably soured my taste for such treatments.

Yes.

 

But Jackie Robinson exhibits an earnest quality that's very winning. And while Minor Watson is too gruff and OTT as Branch Rickey, the basic story is here.

 

It's light years better than The Babe Ruth Story  (with William Bendix who, from what I understand, actually played baseball).

RSS

Badge

Loading…

Latest Activity

Ando commented on Ando's group 'The Fan'
"We're back! Hard 8 Fantasy Baseball in its second year of fun. Season doesn't start til April and the autodraft (based on pre-picks) will happen a week or two beforehand but everyone here is invited. Had a lot of fun last year with…"
2 minutes ago
Knaldskalle replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015). "
20 minutes ago
Slappy joined eviltimes's group
Thumbnail

2015 Oscar Predictions - You call 'em

What are your predictions on tonight's horse race?  List as many as you's like, why, whatever, that porn film you'll be watching instead, what necessary mind altering substance is required for you to stomach the ghastly production, etc.See More
2 hours ago
Ando replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"Speedy (1928, Harold Lloyd) My favorite of the Llyod flicks. Lloyd can't keep a job but tries his luck as aNew York Cty cab driver. Naturally hilarity and chaos ensues. Babe Ruth makes a great cameo (and apparently hit a homer just for the…"
4 hours ago
Ando commented on Hitch's group 'The Comedy Corner'
"Keaton had the best gags. "
5 hours ago
Ando commented on Ando's group 'Criterion Fun'
"Chaplin. Modern Times (1936) Some great sequences. "
16 hours ago
eviltimes replied to til's discussion 'What was that movie where this blonde girl was kidnapped and the guy who kidnapped her pretend to be in the same situation as her?'
"Pretty cool, tb!"
22 hours ago
eviltimes replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"I just can't get over Bogdanovich and the Dude banging Cybil at the same time."
22 hours ago
ocontraire replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"Wow, what a fantastic interview and I had forgotten about his brother Sam.  Thanks, eviltimes. A lot of "incestuous relationships" on and off set back then (as if it doesn't happen now, LOL)"
23 hours ago
Netflowers replied to spiderpig's discussion 'Pics or GTFO V4.0'
" "
yesterday
Netflowers replied to spiderpig's discussion 'Pics or GTFO V4.0'
yesterday
David replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"1987 Film doc by Diane Keaton:The movie is a combination of found footage and subject interviews, most of whom appear to have been rounded up in a dragnet at Venice Beach. "
yesterday

© 2015   Created by eviltimes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service