Casey at the Bat (film)

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Casey at the Bat
Casey at the Bat FilmPoster.jpeg
Advertisement showing Edward Sutherland as the original director
Directed by Monte Brice
Produced by Hector Turnbull
Written by Monte Brice
Reggie Morris
Jules Furthman
Based on "Casey at the Bat"
by Ernest Thayer
Starring Wallace Beery
Ford Sterling
Zasu Pitts
Sterling Holloway
Cinematography Barney McGill
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • March 8, 1927 (1927-03-08)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Casey at the Bat is a 1927 American silent film, directed by Monte Brice, written by Ernest Thayer based on the baseball poem of the same name, and starring Wallace Beery, Ford Sterling, ZaSu Pitts, and Sterling Holloway in his film debut.[1][2][3] Surviving period advertisements indicate Eddie Sutherland may have been slated as director before Brice. A copy was preserved at the Library of Congress.[4][5]


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  1. ^ Lyons, Timothy J. (1970). Munden, Kenneth W., ed. The American Film Institute Catalog: Feature Films 1921-30. New York: R. R. Bowker Company. 
  2. ^ Bennett, Carl. "Casey at the Bat (1927)". Silent Era: The silent film website. 
  3. ^ "Movie Detail: Casey at the Bat". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. 
  4. ^ American Film Institute, Catalog of Holdings: The American Film Institute Collection and the United Artist's Collection at the Library of Congress page. 27. Washington, DC: American Film Institute. 1978. 
  5. ^ "Casey At The Bat / Monte Brice [motion picture]". Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Library of Congress. 

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