Directed by Lloyd Bacon • 1949 • United States
Starring Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas
Baseball goes screwball—and we don’t just mean the pitch—in this breezy sports comedy. Chemistry professor Vernon Simpson (Ray Milland) has virtually no money, so marriage to the daughter (Jean Peters) of the university’s president is out of the question. But when Vernon accidentally discovers a liquid that repels wood, it doesn't take long for the baseball lover to realize he has hit on something big. With the magic formula in his glove, Vernon becomes a big-league pitcher extraordinaire—propelling his St. Louis ball club all the way to the World Series!