Rookie pitcher Francis “Ike” Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce.
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A very silly comedy, but good springboard for the great Olivia De Havilland. Shes utterly charming, and little wonder why she became such a star. Frawley essentially plays his I Love Lucy character, but in a managers outfit. Brown is an acquired taste. I like him ok, but theres def better comedians of the 30s. Only really started checking out his movies after making my way through all the Marx, L&H, etc films. 2.5