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They Learned About Women (1930)

Passed | | Musical, Drama | 31 January 1930 (USA)
When Jack and Jerry are not playing professional baseball with the Blue Sox, they are packing them in on the Vaudeville circuit. Jack is engaged to Mary, but a gold digger named Daisy has ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jack Conway, Sam Wood

Writers:

Andrew Percival Younger (story) (as A.P. Younger), Sarah Y. Mason (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Joe Schenck ... Jack
Gus Van ... Jerry
Bessie Love ... Mary
Mary Doran ... Daisy
J.C. Nugent J.C. Nugent ... Stafford
Benny Rubin ... Sam
Tom Dugan ... Tim
Eddie Gribbon ... Brennan
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Haskins
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When Jack and Jerry are not playing professional baseball with the Blue Sox, they are packing them in on the Vaudeville circuit. Jack is engaged to Mary, but a gold digger named Daisy has worked her way into his confidence. When Mary sees Jack and Daisy together, she leaves Jack and Jack marries Daisy the next day. When Daisy decides that she wants into the Vaudeville act, she has Jack dump both Jerry and his baseball contract. But Jack soon finds that - no act - means no money - means no Daisy. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

A Riotous Baseball Comedy- vibrant with song HITS- romantic ERRORS- and a HOME RUN to Happiness!! (Print Ad- Binghamton Press, ((Binghamton, NY)) 2 June 1930) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The pan shot of Yankee Stadium is pre-1929, while the film is 1930. By then the left field triple-deck stands were built. The archival footage of Yankee Stadium games differed. Some were shot during the World Series, as evidenced by the bunting on the wall. It appears the Yanks are playing the Cubs. Other shots showed no bunting. One shot wasn't even from Yankee Stadium but a double-decked field. See more »

Quotes

Mary: We can't let anything stand in the way of winning that pennant.
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Alternate Versions

MGM also issued this movie in a silent version, with Alfred Block writing the titles. See more »

Connections

Remade as Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Harlem Madness
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Gus Van and Joe Schenck
Reprised by Nina Mae McKinney and chorus
Also sung off-screen by Cliff Edwards
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Lamentably poor musical
27 April 2003 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

The vaudeville team of Van and Schenck concluded their brief film career with this positively dreadful MGM musical, a surprisingly bad film considering it was co-directed by Jack Conway and Sam Wood. In a stretch, the two less than wry hams play a vaudeville team who double up as star players for the Blue Sox, a professional baseball team of no apparent fixed address. The film features some poor and forgettable songs, dreadful editing, and some of the most boring baseball footage ever committed to celluloid, including the climactic World Series battle between the Blue Sox (probably modeled on the Boston Red Sox) and the Bears (whose gothic 'B' implies they're standing in for the Detroit Tigers). The only interesting part of the film is the Harlem Madness sequence, featuring the magnetic Nina Mae McKinney as a chorus line singer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pennant Winning Battery See more »

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1.20 : 1
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