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Ladies' Day (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Sport | 9 April 1943 (USA)
A top baseball pitcher "loses" his pitching skills whenever he falls in love. His teammates try to get him to settle down with one woman so they can start winning some games.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Robert Considine (play), Edward C. Lilley (play) (as Edward Clark Lilley) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lupe Velez ... Pepita Zorita
Eddie Albert ... Wacky Waters
Patsy Kelly ... Hazel Jones
Max Baer ... Hippo Jones
Jerome Cowan ... Updyke (banker)
Iris Adrian ... Kitty McClouen
Joan Barclay ... Joan Samuels
Cliff Clark ... Dan Hannigan, Sox Manager
Carmen Morales Carmen Morales ... Marianna D'Angelo
George Cleveland ... Doc, Sox Trainer
Jack Briggs ... Marty Samuels
Russ Clark Russ Clark ... Smokey Lee
Nedrick Young ... Tony D'Angelo
Eddie Dew ... Spike McClouen
Tom Kennedy ... Dugan, the House Detective
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Storyline

Wacky Waters, the greatest pitcher in baseball, is burning up the league until he meets Pepita Zorita, a bundle of Mexican dynamite from Hollywood. Before long, Wacky can't pitch for thinking of Pepita. The team is on a losing streak. The catcher Hippo Jones, team bachelor Smokey Lee and Marty Samuels, an educated ball player, try coaching, warnings and psychology to distract Wacky's attention away from Pepita but nothing works. The wives of the ballplayers, led by Hazel Jones, devise a plan to get rid of Pepita. They talk banker/owner Updyke into buying the picture rights to "Twenty-one Nights" and sending Pepita back to Hollywood to star in the film. It works as Wacky begins winning his pitching starts again, but Pepita breaks all records for her for finishing a film and heads back. The wives fly to Kansas City, meet Pepita with a baseball bat and other kidnapping tools and Pepita wakes up in a bathroom on the 22nd story of a hotel tied and gagged with two guardians. After fights ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Season's Big-League Laugh! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1943 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When asked what the tallest hotel in Kansas City was, a cab driver claims that it was the Imperial Hotel. No hotel named the Imperial Hotel was ever the tallest hotel at any point in the history of Kansas City. See more »

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Announcer on Field: Now that the Hot Tamale, and she's some dish, friends, is off the field, we may see a ballgame.
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A fun diversion in the midst of WWII.
14 March 2000 | by bbibsboySee all my reviews

Lupe Velez was a wonderful Latin version of Lucille Ball. She must have been a riot to direct. For early baseball buffs this B movie would be fun. A nice blend in the cast of two stars (Velez and Albert) and an assortment of skilled character actors.


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