Kid from Left Field, The Baseball Movie

Kid from Left Field, The

Year: Rating: Length:
1953 NR 80 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.68 out of 10   (6 Votes)

Cast: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin

Movie Description

The Kid From Left Field is a 1953 baseball film that features an excellent cast (Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Lloyd Bridges) and deft direction from Harmon Jones.

Dailey portrays an ex-ballplayer who now is employed as a peanut vendor at the stadium where he once was a hero. Caught one too many times sneaking his son into the stadium, Coop (Dailey) is fired and the future, already looking bleak, takes a turn for the worse.

The son however, charms the ballclub owner's niece (Bancroft), and manages not only to land a job as batboy, he also gets his father his job back, as well as inspiring the previously hapless ball club to unprecedented heights.

Director Jones and Dailey had teamed up a year earlier in another baseball film, The Pride Of St. Louis.

A Trailer/Scene for Kid from Left Field, The

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