Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Drama / Musical / Sports
Directed by Busby Berkeley
aka "Everybody's Cheering"
Frank Sinatra as Dennis Ryan
Esther Williams as K.C. Higgins
Gene Kelly as Eddie O'Brien
Betty Garrett as Shirley Delwyn
Jules Munshin as Nat Goldberg
Edward Arnold as Joe Lorgan
Richard Lane as Michael Gilhuly
Esther Williams manages a baseball team, locks horns with players Sinatra and Kelly, and wins them over with song. Naturally, there's a water ballet scene. Contrived and forced, but enjoyable.
The Wolves baseball team is infuriated after they discover they have been succeeded by K.C. Higgins, who has plans to run their team. Little to their surprise, K.C. is a beautiful woman who knows a lot about baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan and his womanizing roommate Eddie O'Brien have an interest in her, yet Ryan is the one in love with her.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Trailer
Actors: Edward Arnold, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams