Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Director: Busby Berkeley Cast: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly

DVD (Pan & Scan / Mono)

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Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly's baseball musical Take Me Out to the Ball Game comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer (as it should be for any film made before 1955). The English soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in English or French. The best extra feature on the disc is the inclusion of two musical numbers that were cut from the final film. In addition to three different theatrical trailers, the disc includes notes on the two male leads.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2000
UPC: 0012569511927
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Deleted musical numbers "Baby Doll" and "Boys and Girls Like You and Me"; Interactive menus; Notes on Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly; Three theatrical trailers; Scene access; Subtitles: English & Français

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Dennis Ryan
Esther Williams K.C. Higgins
Gene Kelly Eddie O'Brien
Betty Garrett Shirley Delwyn
Edward Arnold Joe Lorgan
Jules Munshin Nat Goldberg
Richard Lane Michael Gilhuly
Tom Dugan Slappy Burke
Harry Allen Actor
Richard Beavers Wolves' Team
Blackburn Twins Specialty
Jack Boyle Actor
Edward Cassidy Theodore Roosevelt
Edna M. Harris Fan
Hubie Kerns Actor
Isabel O'Madigan Actor
Eddie Parkes Dr. Winston
Gil Perkins Actor
Frank Scannell Reporter
Almira Sessions Actor
Bob Stephenson Actor
Charles Sullivan Actor
Dick Wessel Umpire
Eddie Cutler Actor
Peter Kooy Actor
Virginia Bates Actor
Dorothy Abbott Dancer
Murray Alper Zalinka
James Burke Policeman
Sally Forrest Dancer
Douglas Fowley Karl
Wilton Graff Nick Donford
Mack Gray Ganster Henchman
Jackie Jackson Child
Si Jenks Sam
Gordon Jones Senator Catcher
Henry Kulky Burly Acrobat
Joi Lansing Girls on Train
Esther Michelson Fisherman's wife
Charles Regan Henchman
Jack Rice Room Clerk
Sol (Saul) Gorss Steve

Technical Credits
Busby Berkeley Director
Peter Ballbusch Special Effects
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Harry Crane Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Adolph Deutsch Musical Direction/Supervision
Stanley Donen Choreography,Original Story
Roger Edens Score Composer
George Folsey Cinematographer
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Gene Kelly Choreography,Original Story
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Blanche Sewell Editor
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
George Wells Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits (Take Me Out to the Ball Game, The Right Girl for Me) [2:22]
2. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Duet) [2:47]
3. Sarasota-bound [3:29]
4. Yes Indeedy [3:52]
5. New Owner [1:57]
6. Eddie Meets the Boss [3:00]
7. Batter Battered [2:34]
8. Table Manners [1:54]
9. O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg. [4:48]
10. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Solo) [1:29]
11. Denny the Lothario [2:11]
12. The Right Girl for Me [3:33]
13. Balcony Scene [5:20]
14. Season-opener Slapstick [2:45]
15. Play Brawl! [3:33]
16. Mother Instinct [1:18]
17. It's Fate, Baby, It's Fate [4:22]
18. Strickly USA [4:41]
19. Kinda Mixed Up [3:24]
20. Right in the Kisser. [2:35]
21. The Hat My Father Wore upon St. Patrick's Day [5:52]
22. Show Business Calling [3:23]
23. Eddie's Slump [3:54]
24. Played for Suckers [4:00]
25. "We want O'Brien!" [2:42]
26. Plots Against Eddie [3:00]
27. Medical Attention [2:46]
28. Bottom of the Ninth [2:30]
29. Finale: Strictly USA [2:19]
30. Cast List [:22]

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
his_wayward_child More than 1 year ago
I saw this film on television and just had to have it on DVD! Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra make an unbeatable pair. I can't wait to see it again when it arrives!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like baseball and love musicals you will appreciate the adaptation of Chicago's Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance (6-4-3) double play combination. I saw this film for the first time on Turner Movie Classics, after watching it I had to own it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago