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Big Leaguer(1953)

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  • big leaguer

    • kevin sellers
    • 4/10/18

    About as undistinguished a first film from a great director as you're likely to see. One looks in vain through this assemblage of sports cliches, actors who cannot throw a baseball (though they can certainly phone in a performance), cheerful racism (the Latin ballplayer who does not know what "double play" means), needless narration ("he was a loner; you know, someone who likes to be by himself"), and general dearth of conflict or tension for hints of the future maker of such dark, exciting masterpieces as "Baby Jane", "Flight Of The Phoenix" or "Dirty Dozen". About the only exception to the lackluster proceedings is Richard Jaeckel, a solid actor who was with Robert Aldrich in this first effort, as well as his last film ("All The Marbles") 33 years later and many good ones in between. Give it a C minus.

  • A Bit Boring

    • GypsyPi3000
    • 4/30/13

    I kept waiting for something exciting to happen - it never did. The storyline was basically like that Dallas Cowboy cheerleading show.. watching people get cut, the nerves, choking at the critical moment, trying to make really boring things into climaxes. Also, I like Edward G. Robinson a lot, but not in this movie. I just didn't see him as a baseball camp manager.

  • Nostaligic

    • Bob D'Agostino
    • 1/16/13

    I enjoyed this movie immensely when the dodgers and giants played in new york.

  • No Strike Out

    • Baseballer
    • 4/7/12

    Liked what I saw of movie,convinced by Eddie G's acting

  • Big Leaguer (1953)

    • Mr. Blandings
    • 4/7/12

    A very boring and slow-moving film about the selection process at a baseball farm. Even the great Edward G. Robinson can't save this movie from its own tedium.

  • Enjoyable film

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 10/27/10

    Edward G. Robinson is great as always. This time he's a lovable ex-ballplayer in charge of hopefuls at a training camp. Vera-Ellen is on hand as his niece, in her only non-musical film role. The diversity of the younger cast is a strength of this picture. And so is the film's wholesome story.

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