The Kid from Left Field

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The Kid from Left Field
Directed by Harmon Jones
Produced by Leonard Goldstein
Written by Jack Sher
Starring Dan Dailey
Anne Bancroft
Billy Chapin
Music by Lionel Newman, Music Director
Cinematography Harry Jackson
Edited by William H. Reynolds
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
1953
Running time
80 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $670,000[1]

The Kid from Left Field is a 1953 baseball film starring Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Lloyd Bridges, and Billy Chapin. The film marked the reunion of Dailey and director Harmon Jones who had teamed up at 20th Century Fox a year earlier in another baseball film, the biographical The Pride of St. Louis.

The film was remade for television in 1979, starring Gary Coleman, Gary Collins and Robert Guillaume.

Plot[edit]

Former ballplayer 'Coop' (Dailey) is working as a peanut vendor at the ballpark of a struggling major league club, the Bisons. He has passed on his love of the game to his son Christie (Chapin), but after sneaking his son into the game one too many times, he is fired from his job. Christie ingratiates himself with the former owner's niece (Bancroft) and gets his father's job back as well as a position as batboy for himself.

As a publicity stunt, Christie is named their youngest manager ever, but when he falls ill, Coop replaces him as manager. The Bisons win the pennant and earn a spot in the World Series.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p248

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