Big Leaguer

1 h 10 min195313+
Baseball manager Edward G. Robinson puts hopefuls through their paces to see who will earn a spot on a New York Giants’ minor-league team. With Vera-Ellen, Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell.
Robert Aldrich
Edward G. RobinsonVera-EllenJeff Richards
English [CC]
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Richard JaeckelWilliam CampbellCarl HubbellPaul LangtonLalo RiosBill CrandallFrank FergusonJohn McKeeMario SilettiAl CampanisBob TrocolorTony Ravis
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4.6 out of 5 stars

21 global ratings

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Mark MillerReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Baseball movie
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Nothing really to dislike.

Story a little hokey but a great use of real baseball members mixed with actors to make for realistic baseball exchanges.
Chris DeLaPazReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Pleasant Surprise
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Wasn't really expecting much from this movie since I bought it with a group of other baseball movies such as eight men out, 42 and the natural but was pleasantly surprised.
It was a nice baseball story about early spring tryouts for the new york giants, who would make the cut and who wouldn't with several interesting sub plots going as well.
Since I am a native of NYC, grown up in a time of 2 stadiums Shea & Yankee, I found it really fascinating to see, what I assume, were the actual polo grounds.
I have seen Ebbets field in many movies and pictures before but knew little more than word of mouth about the Polo grounds so it was fun to see it.
This is not one of the great baseball movies but it was light hearted with of course a little love story thrown in as well.
I would recommend it.
E. J. HillardReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cute movie about one aspect of baseball in the 1950s
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Corny movie whose appeal to me was as a window into when spring training (for the Giants) was in Melbourne, Florida. Some interesting cameos by people like Carl Hubbell.
ira budowReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2015
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Four Stars
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Old time baseball Carl Hubbell and other old timers good old days
michael soderbergReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Big Leaguer
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As baseball fan. I've waited for this movie to released on DVD. Strong performance by Edward G. Robinson. Vera-Ellen was excellent as the female lead.
gaintmanReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
'Big Leageur' dvd
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video was a gift to someone else, didn't even open envelope...assuming it will play fine. item arrived very timely. extremely satisfied. gp
SP KaufmanReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2015
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Good Baseball Movie!
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Good Baseball flick from stars of the 30's and 40's!
Donald MReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2016
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Five Stars
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