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It Happened in Flatbush is a 1942 American sports film directed by Ray McCarey and starring Lloyd Nolan, Carole Landis and Sara Allgood.[1] The film is a baseball comedy inspired by the 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers' pennant win.

It Happened in Flatbush
Directed byRay McCarey
Produced byWalter Morosco
Written byHarold Buchman
Lee Loeb
StarringLloyd Nolan
Carole Landis
Sara Allgood
Music byDavid Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
CinematographyCharles G. Clarke
Edited byJ. Watson Webb Jr.
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
May 28, 1942
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The film's sets were designed by Lewis Creber and Richard Day.

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Plot summaryEdit

Frank Maguire (Lloyd Nolan) is an ace ballplayer who was disgraced while still in college and is only able to secure work as a team manager. He takes charge of an unnamed Brooklyn team and whips it into a World Series contender. The players resent Maguire's drill-sergeant tactics, and when Maguire falls in love with the pretty owner of the team Kathryn Baker (Carole Landis), the players use this as an excuse to circulate a petition demanding Maguire's ouster. The manager pays no attention to the petition and leads his team to a league pennant.[2]

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BibliographyEdit

  • Fleming, E.J. Carole Landis: A Tragic Life in Hollywood. McFarland, 2005.

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