The Sports Movies Collection
Starring: Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland
& William Frawley
Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike"
comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His
idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything,
his manager and fiancée crazy in this baseball farce.
Starring: Pat Boone & Shirley Jones
A potential juvenile delinquent is sent to work on a Kentucky farm. There he meets the apple-cheeked girl next door and decides that mending his ways might be an option. Before long, he is devoting himself to the task of training a horse to become a winning trotter. Nominated for an Academy Award, the film's title song proved to be one of Pat Boone's most durable hits. A musical remake of 1944's “Home in Indiana”.
Starring: William Bendix & Claire Trevor
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series.
A Big Hand for the
Starring: Henry Fonda, Jason Robbards,
Joanne Woodward, Burgess Meredith,
Kevin McCarthy & Charles Bickford
A naive couple and a child arrive to the town on the way to California to buy there a farm. There is a poker play between the richest men in the region. The man cannot resist it and though he is a very bad poker player, enters the game betting all the money of his family. In the climax of the game he suffers a heart-attack. His wife then takes his place in the table. That's the only way of recovering their savings. But there is a little problem. Can anybody explain her how to play poker?
Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Vera Ellen, Jeff Richards,
Richard Jaeckel & Carl Hubbell
John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the
York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22 year old hopefuls to
the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams and talent,
but the elimination whittles them down to a lucky few who will get the
$150 a month contract. This year John's niece comes down from the home
office in New York and is attracted to tall quiet Adam.
Starring: Jayne Kennedy, Leon Issac Kennedy,
Perry Lang, Muhammed Ali & Peter Lawford
Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis & Donna Reed
Men & a Girl
Starring: Joe E. Brown, James Hall & Laura Lee
(Also released as “Maybe It’s Love ) When a High-School football star is refused admission into college based on his rough reputation, his father, a wealthy alumnus, withdraws all of his financial support from the University. As the University President stands by his guns, the athlete falls in love with the President’s daughter. This only strengthens the President’s resolve to keep him out of the school. That’s when football star decides to change his ways & enters school under a false identity to become the team’s leader.
Elmer the Great
Starring: Joe E. Brown & Patricia Ellis
Elmer does not want to leave
because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the
Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he
As always, Elmer is the king of batters and he wins game after game.
Nellie comes to see Elmer in Chicago, she sees him kissing Evelyn and
wants nothing to do with him anymore. So Healy takes him to a gambling
club, where Elmer does not know that the chips are money. He finds that
he owes the gamblers $5000 and they make him sign a note for it. Sad at
losing Nellie, mad at his teammates and in debt to the gamblers, Elmer
disappears as the Cubs are in the deciding game for the Series.
Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story
Starring: Victor Love, Duane Davis, Nell Carter
George Kennedy, Sam Hennings
The true life story of two childhood friends who rose out of the ghetto and became two of the greatest basketball players in college history. Both destined to play in the NBA, Gathers’ sudden death on the court derails the dream, and forces his childhood friend to keep the dream alive for both of them.
Fireman, Save My Child
Starring: Joe E. Brown, Evalyn Knapp & Lilian Bond
Joe Grant is an inventor,
and baseball ace in his small hometown. He gets an offer to play in a
game. He hopes to get more money for his inventions. But he is invited
to present his invention to a fire-extinguisher company at the same
when he is supposed to play. Will he be able to show the effectiveness
of his invention and win the game?
Starring:John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Warden
& Patrick Wayne
An old ballplayer, thrown out
baseball due to a bribery scandal, becomes friends with a young phenom.
The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the
but eventually the truth about the scandal is revealed. This Made For
movie from 1962 is a very rare gem & a true must for an Jimmy
Starring: John Payne, Betty Grable, Victor Mature,
Jane Wyman, James Gleason & Phil Silvers
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston
& Brooks Benedict
One of Lloyd’s
best feature-length comedies,features the bespectacled regular guy as
Lamb, a naïve young man who heads off to college believing campus
life will be
just as it is in the movies; he even learns a little dance he saw one
favorite actors do in a film. However, Harold soon discovers that real
isn't all that much like the pictures, and he quickly becomes the
stock of the university. Determined to prove himself, Harold tries out
football team, but he serves as water boy and rides the pine until he
gets a chance to redeem himself at the big game. Along the way, Harold
tries to woo a lovely co-ed, Peggy.
Starring: Dick Powell, Ronald Reagan, Anita Louise
& Louis Armstrong
Mr. Mason is a salesman at Detridge & Frome who
to advertise their line of riding clothes. Since they have the rights
famous jockey Peter Randall, who is in Australia, Peter will
him at the Steeple Chase. At the event, he is invited to a party by
and sees young Ellen. Since all Ellen and Peter have in common is
he continues the charade to woo her. But two gamblers named Maxie and
try to make money on the race by fixing him up with the wild 'Jeepers
That horse can jump high and run like the wind, but he will only calm
enough to be ridden when Gabriel plays his trumpet.
A Good Sport
Starring: Lee Remick & Ralph Waite
A Classic Made for TV Movie. A sports columnist and
fashion-magazine editor try to develop a close friendship without
sex to intrude.
The Great American Pastime
Starring: Ann Miller, Tom Ewell, Ann Francis
& Dean Jones
Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the
Panthers, a little
league baseball team. The fact, that an attractive widow has her son in
the team causes problems with his wife.
Home in Indiana
Starring: June Haver, Lon McCalister, Walter Brennan,
Ward Bond & Jeanne Crain
A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live
his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the
at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young colt that he
plans to race makes life bearable. He also finds romance with tomboyish
Char who shares his love for horses. Wonderful film for lovers of
Starring: Jim Youngs, Pele, Billy Warlock, Jeremy Green
Penelope Ann Miller, Mario Van Peebles
& Rutanya Alda
The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to Pele, the greatest soccer player of all time, for guidance. They've got nothing in common but the determination to be the best.
Starring: Pat O'Brien, Ruth Warrick & Robert Ryan
The true saga of WW1
hero-cum-football coach Frank Cavanaugh,. Leaving home and hearth
serve his country in the Great War, Cavanaugh goes on to lead the
Boston College and Fordham football teams to victory. His credo
"Love of God, Love of Country, Love of Family"-inspiriational words
indeed in war-torn 1943. Based on the memoirs of Cavanaugh's wife
It Happened in Athens
Starring: Jayne Mansfield
This is a frivolous light
comedy about about Greek farm boy, Trax Colton, who decides to enter
first Olympics in 1896. The movie follows his struggles through to his
success. It's amusing to watch the primitive conditions athletes
under back then, and the lack of formality. Real-life Olympic hero Bob
Mathias plays the American captain. A real attraction is Jayne
who as a beauty promises to marry the winner of the marathon. She
in a number of skimpy, revealing costumes, trying to tempt the virtuous
Colton, to humorous effect.
The Kid From Left Field
Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Lloyd Bridges
& Billy Chapin
Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who
too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for
to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris makes friends with
the former team owner's niece (and her boyfriend Pete), and not only
his dad's job back, but a batboy position for himself. With his dad's
Christie begins to make a few suggestions here and there. And as a
stunt, the team makes him their youngest manager on record. But when
gets sick, Coop has to come to the rescue.
Kill The Umpire
Starring: William Bendix & Una Merkle
Ex-baseball player Bill Johnson, failing at many
when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of
father-in-law, Jonah Evans, a retired umpire, and enters an
school. Assigned to the Texas League, he does fine until the
play-offs when a riot develops over one of his calls. The involved
is knocked unconscious in the proceedings and cannot verify that Bill
the correct call. Despite lynch mob plans to at least tar-and-feather
Bill's family, his daughters Lucy and Susan and his wife Betty, help
reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising
A small-time gambler claims to
the father of a girl in order to avoid trouble with the law. The girl
thrilled with the idea but the gambler has no use for her until she
amazing skill at picking horse race winners. Somewhere along they way,
they bond with each other.
Local Boy Makes Good
Starring: Joe E Brown & Dorothy Lee
John is a timid student who works at the
Store. He is studying to be a botanist and has a secret crush on the
Julia. One day, one of his letters gets accidentally mailed and Julia
it. When the letter says that he is a fraternity man and a big track
Julia rushes right over to see him. But John is neither and Spike,
boyfriend, is a track star at a nearby College. John does not want to
the track meet so Julia tries to use psychology on him. That and a good
wrestling hold makes John timidly agree to enter the race, but Spike
The Man From Left Field
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Reba McEntire & Joe Theismann
After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
Starring: John Payne, Walter Brennan & Brenda Joyce
When a widow, tormented by the hunting death of her husband, she forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when her son falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the annual Maryland Hunt.
Starring: Harold Lloyd & Adolphe Mennjou
Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan, somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and then have the champ beat him to regain his title.
Money from Home
Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis & Sheldon Leonard
A down-and-out gambler is given the unsavory task of
an important steeplechase to pay off his debts. But nothing can ever be
easy for Martin & Lewis.
Navy Blue & Gold
Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Robert Young,
Lionel Barrymore & Florence Rice
Starring: Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Alex Karras
& Vince Lombardi
The Pride of St. Louis
Starring: Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru & Richard Crenna
Pride of the Yankees
Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan,
Dan Duryea & Babe Ruth
This Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig,
player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to
ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is
from his childhood in New York until his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech
his farewell day in 1939.
The Prizefighter & the
Starring: Myrna Loy & Max Baer
Steve is just a heavy duty
when Edwin J. Bennett, known as the Professor, starts training him for
the ring. While doing road work, he is almost killed by a speeding car
which crashes into a ditch. In the car is Belle Mercer and her driver.
Steve takes Belle to a farmhouse and is smitten by her, but she is
Ryan's Girl. The fight is a breeze and later, Steve again meets Belle
Willie. That night, Steve and Belle disappear and return married, much
to the disappointment of Ryan. Then Steve starts training in ernest and
is 19 for 19 in the ring. However, he has an eye for the women and an
ego to match.
The Return of
Starring: Glenn Ford, Terry Moore & James Gleason
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Rookie of the Year
Starring: John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond
& Patrick Wayne
A reporter recognizes a hot
baseball player as the son of a former famous - and infamous -
who was accused of throwing the World Series. This is a long lost TV
from 1955 & is very rare!! A true must have for any fan of the Duke.
Starring: Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane
Anthony Michael Hall, Erin Gray
Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver
finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been
quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out
to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt
local sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for
not putting them in an orphanage. They are charming rogues who are in turn
charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the sheriff, they stow away
with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant stepfather. Thanks to
their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a
name for himself on the racing circuit. But the sheriff doesn't take kindly
to losing his extra income.
Starring: Jimmy Stewart & Una Merkel
Terry is the chief car tester
Emery Motors and Frank is an Engineer. Jane has just been hired to work
in publicity. Frank and Terry both want Jane to be their girl. Terry
designed a new carburetor that should bring him fame and money, but he
cannot get it to work correctly. Terry and Gadget have tested it for
a year, but it still is not perfected. Emery Motors assigns Frank to
Terry with the carburetor, but Terry is not happy because Frank is an
and is also vying for Jane. They finish the carburetor, and to test it,
they enter a car in the Indianapolis 500 race. Terry is not yet
with the carburetor before the big race even though it has passed all
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Babe Ruth & Ann Christy
Speedy loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the
with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and
Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the game. When the
tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley (operated by his girl's
out of business, "Speedy" organizes the neighborhood oldtimers to
Starring: Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan
& Lewis Stone
Myles Vanders feuds with hardnosed stable owner
Lockwood. Myles takes revenge by romancing and marrying Lockwood's
Linda. But as the big race looms nearer, Myles is distracted to
that he really loves Linda.
Starring: Dan Dailey, William Lundigan & Jean Rogers
The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially interested is ex-college boy Ken Burke who is trying to quickly make it to the top, and young brawny Swedish janitor Olaf Jensen who believes Judy will fall for him if he becomes a champion boxer. The rivalry between the two friends leads them to an inevitable meeting in the ring
That’s My Boy
Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey
& Polly Bergen
Junior Jackson is the son of an All-American football great from Ridgeville College, but he is nothing like his father. In fact, he is the exact opposite: introverted, studious, shy, and very little athletic ability. When Junior attends his father’s alma mater, Dad arranges for his son to room with the current football star, Bill Baker. Bill is offered 100.00 a month to take Junior under his wing and make him into a football player his father can be proud of. Along the way Bill & Junior become best friends, and though Junior isn’t measuring up, Bill begins to feel he is betraying his friendship due to his arrangment with Junior’s father.
They Made Me a Criminal
Starring: John Garfield, Ann Sheridan
& The Dead End Kids
Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the
championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken
dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run
by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in
with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But there is that New York
Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him
Too Many Girls
Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Richard Carlson
& Ann Miller
Mr. Casey's daughter Connie wants to go to
college and he sends without her knowledge four football players as her
bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble, so her bodyguards use
their salary for the college. The football players join the college
and so the team becomes one of the best. One of the football players,
falls in love with Connie, but when she discovers, that he is her
she decides to go back to the East, her bodyguards follow her, so the
team is very weak for the game next day.
Starring: Joe E. Brown, Bernice Clark & Jack Whiting
In this musical comedy, a bored office
clerk finds much-needed
excitement by masquerading as a millionaire. To do so, he borrows the
of his girl friend's father. Slapstick mayhem ensues on the water until
the lad ends up winning the big race. Songs include: "Goodness
"I'll Know and She'll Know," "Keep Your Undershirt On," "What Would I
"Sweeter Than You",”As Long as I Have You and You Have Me", and
For the Moon" .
Along the Way
Starring: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn,
Marie Windsor & Chuck Connors
Struggling to retain custody of his
daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds
embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is
bring back to football respectability.
W.C. Fields: Festival of Shorts
This is a collection of 4 classic shorts starring the legendary W.C. Fields..
The Golf Specialist - At a Florida hotel, absconding miscreant J. Effingham Bellweather goes slapstick golfing with the house detective's flirtatious wife and an incompetent caddy.
The Dentist - After preliminaries with ice and golf dentist Fields turns to the problems of his patients. He wrestles one woman all over the office during an extraction. One man is so heavily bearded he can't find the man's mouth and uses as shotgun to flush birds out.
The Fatal Glass of Beer - Mr. Snavely, a Yukon prospector, lost his only son years ago to the temptations of the big city; now the prodigal Chester, released from prison, comes home to Ma and Pa. A parody of Yukon melodrama; includes the famous looking-out-the-door routine.
Pool Sharks - This is Fields' first movie, a one-reeler, it stars Fields performing the pool game routine, which he had performed often in vaudeville.
As an added bonus: trailers to some of Fields’ films
an outtake filmed during an actual earthquake in California.
A Winner Never Quits
Starring: Mare Winningham, Keith Carradine,
Dennis Weaver & Ed O'Niell
Fact-based story of a young
who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill
his dreams of playing major-league baseball. Pete Gray (Keith
had to overcome the early taunts of his childhood playmates. With the
of his Pennsylvania coal mining father (Dennis Weaver) and his brother
(Ed O'Neill), who dreams of being a boxer, he learns to battle for what
he wants. Finally in 1943, he is hired to play for a minor league team
- the Memphis Chicks in the Class A Southern Association. Initially
a freak and a box office attraction, he survives the taunts of his
and bats .333 his rookie year, steals 63 bases and led the league'
in fielding percentage. Ultimately he won the league's MVP award. In
the St. Louis Browns brought him into the major leagues. A parallel
is also told about the ball player's friendship with a young boy
Fox) who had also lost his arm and dreamed of one day playing baseball.
In fact the idea for the movie came from co-producer James Keach whose
brother had gone to school with the younger boy and became aware of the
events involving the ball player and boy.
The Winning Team
Starring: Ronald Reagan & Doris Day
Starring: Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers, Preston Foster
& Guinn Williams
Both Joe E. Brown and Guinn Williams are named Joe Holt; Brown is a shipping clerk and Williams is a champion Canadian swimmer. Socialite Ginger Rogers gets them confused and thinks that Brown is the inventor of an unsinkable swim suit and enters him in a 20 mile swim race.
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