The Kid from Cleveland

The Kid from Cleveland

George Brent
Director: Herbert Kline Cast: George Brent
George Brent
, Lynn Bari
Lynn Bari
, Russ Tamblyn
Russ Tamblyn
Herbert Kline


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The "kid" is Johnny Barrows (Russ Tamblyn), who runs away from his nasty stepfather and hits the streets of Cleveland. Seemingly destined to become a juvenile delinquent, Johnny is rescued by sportscaster Mike Jackson (George Brent). Making it his mission to put Johnny on the right path, Mike gets the youngster a job as batboy for the 1948 Cleveland Indians. As the Indians overcome a bad season start and slug their way towards the World Series, so too does Johnny clean up his own act. If Kid From Cleveland has any value today, it is manifested in the presence of Johnny Barrows' "30 Godfathers" on the Cleveland team, including Lou Boudreau, Tris Speaker, Hank Greenberg, Bob Lemon, Bob Feller, Gene Bearden, Satchel Paige, Bob Lemon and Larry Doby. As to the quality of the film, Bill Veeck, general manager of the 1948 Indians, once stated "I have an unwritten law at home that I adhere to: I never allow my kids to mention or see that abortion." Even more succinct was ballplayer Lou Boudreau: "I would like to buy every print of [Kid From Cleveland] and burn it."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2015
UPC: 0887090114707
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:29:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Brent Mike Jackson
Lynn Bari Katherine Jackson
Russ Tamblyn Johnny Barrows
Tommy Cook Dan Hudson
Ann Doran Emily Novak
Louis Jean Heydt Carl Novak
K. Elmo Lowe Dave Joyce
Tris Speaker Baseball Player
Bob Feller Baseball Player
LeRoy "Satchel" Paige Baseball Player
Bill Summers Umpire
Cleveland Indians Actor
John Beradino Mac

Technical Credits
Herbert Kline Director
Jason Bernie Editor
John Bright Screenwriter
Walter Colmes Producer
Louis Hippe Makeup
Consolidated Film Industries Special Effects
Bob Mark Makeup
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Nathan Scott Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Kid from Cleveland
1. Chapter 1 [10:17]
2. Chapter 2 [9:20]
3. Chapter 3 [11:05]
4. Chapter 4 [11:55]
5. Chapter 5 [12:56]
6. Chapter 6 [10:33]
7. Chapter 7 [13:28]
8. Chapter 8 [9:54]
9. Chapter 9 [:11]

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