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Angels in the Outfield

Released Oct 19, 1951 1h 42m Kids & Family Comedy List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 65% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A newspaper reporter, Jennifer Paige (Janet Leigh), is investigating the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak. The team is led by manager Guffy McGovern (Paul Douglas), whose swearing and fighting hinder his team's progress. Meanwhile, an orphan named Bridget White (Donna Corcoran) has been praying for the team, and her pleas are answered by an angelic voice. The angel begins urging Guffy to be kinder in return for helping the Pirates win, but the playoffs test the manager's temper. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Variety Staff Variety Clarence Brown has carved a tremendously satisfying filmization from a script that, from every evidence, could have gone completely haywire if handled clumsily, dealing as it does with fantasy. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review A.H. Weiler New York Times This combination of whimsy, sports, religious faith and romance is a heart-warming and edifying amalgam which can pass the test of what is traditionally termed entertainment Mar 25, 2006 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine A baseball comedy, mildly amusing one moment and heavy-handed the next. Jan 28, 2020 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Charming if low-key baseball fantasy teaches life lessons about teamwork and treating others with respect. Aug 2, 2013 Full Review Charles Cassady Common Sense Media Cute baseball fantasy overshadowed by remake. Rated: 4/5 Dec 14, 2010 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 15, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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red t A Hidden Gem. The acting and Production value is all solid. The editing is well done along with good pacing. The only thing that is just ok is the music. Quite charming overall. I wouldn't say anything about it is phenomenal but it is a well put together film. I'd say anyone that likes the 94' remake should give this a watch on top of any Janet Leigh Fans. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Donna Corcoran, who plays the adorable eight year old orphan in the movie, was a natural. I've seen a LOT of movies, especially in the last 2 1/2 years with Covid, so I recognize true talent and this child has it. Watch this heartwarming story…you won't be sorry. Paul Douglas' Bronx-y portrayal of the Pittsburgh Pirates team manager made for a strong central role, and Janet Leigh as the sports reporter completed the central core. As an aside, Leigh's waistline must have been 18" …1946…when we were all a bit slimmer! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Donna Corcoran's performance as the little girl who sees angels, and Janet Leigh as a newspaper reporter are the best reasons to watch. The location photography, too. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Tom M Ornery foul mouthed, over-the-hill baseball manager meets young gorgeous newspaper columnist and adopts an orphan. Oh ... and then there's the angels. Corny but lovable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/02/21 Full Review steve d Surprisingly dull family film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a GREAT MOVIE, "Angels in the Outfield"(1951)! (I first saw it when it was on my TV, and started at 8:45am(CT) on Friday April 10, 2020).) It is WELL DONE, and I RECOMMEND this MOVIE! (I wrote my comments here at 4:39pm(CT) Saturday April 11, 2020.) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A newspaper reporter, Jennifer Paige (Janet Leigh), is investigating the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak. The team is led by manager Guffy McGovern (Paul Douglas), whose swearing and fighting hinder his team's progress. Meanwhile, an orphan named Bridget White (Donna Corcoran) has been praying for the team, and her pleas are answered by an angelic voice. The angel begins urging Guffy to be kinder in return for helping the Pirates win, but the playoffs test the manager's temper.
Director
Clarence Brown
Producer
Clarence Brown
Screenwriter
Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Kids & Family, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 19, 1951, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 4, 2008
Runtime
1h 42m
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