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Damn Yankees!

Year:
Duration:
111 min
Genres:
Comedy | Musical | Sport
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
George Abbott
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1959-03-06
Filming Locations: Stage 11, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Tab Hunter
Joe Hardy
Gwen Verdon
Lola
Ray Walston
Mr. Applegate
Russ Brown
Benny Van Buren
Shannon Bolin
Mrs. Meg Boyd
Nathaniel Frey
Smokey
James Komack
Rocky
Rae Allen
Gloria Thorpe
Robert Shafer
Joe Boyd
Jean Stapleton
Sister Miller
Albert Linville
Vernon
William Adams
Yankees team owner
Roy Sievers
Joe Hardy - #2 - Washington Senators
Phil Arnold
Newsstand Proprietor (uncredited)
Robert Banas
Baseball Player (uncredited)
Yogi Berra
Himself, New York Yankee (uncredited) (archive footage)
Nesdon Booth
(uncredited)
Jack Carr
Bit Role (uncredited)
Allen Case
Baseball Player (uncredited)
William Fawcett
Postmaster Hawkins (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes
Backstage Extra (uncredited)
Elizabeth Howell
Doris Miller (uncredited)
Mickey Mantle
Himself, New York Yankee (uncredited) (archive footage)
Joseph Mell
Reporter (uncredited)
Art Passarella
Himself, Umpire (uncredited) (archive footage)
Jeffrey Sayre
Reporter at Joe's Hearing (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell
Reporter (uncredited)
Fred Sherman
Fan in Stands (uncredited)
Moose Skowron
Himself, New York Yankee (uncredited) (archive footage)
Lee Theodore
(uncredited)
Arthur Tovey
Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie
Fan at Pennant Clincher (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Trivia
Jean Stapleton reprised her role as Sister Miller for another revival of the movie, in the 1970's and drew the attention of producer Norman Lear, who immediately auditioned her for the role that made her famous.
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Right after the mambo number, as the male dancer (choreographer Bob Fosse) leaves the stage, the Joe Hardy character shakes the dancer's hand and says, "Great work, Fosse!"
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Rae Allen's film debut.
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Goofs
When the cast of a variety show reads a front page expose about Joe, during one shot it's obvious that the publication is just a prop newspaper with no printing on the last page of the front section.
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When Joe appears in his first game as a pinch-hitter, he hits a home run on an 0-1 pitch. As he rounds the bases, he is met at home by a few teammates. While shaking their hands, he clearly misses touching home plate.
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Applegate "remembers" Jack the Ripper killing someone with his right hand. Research has shown him to be left-handed.
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Quotes
Mr. Applegate: Joe moved into a hotel because... Why did you move, Joe?
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Lola: Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets / And little man, little Lola wants you!
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Mr. Applegate: You should have seen a real artist at work! You couldn't get him away from his wife, huh? Well I could!
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Photos from cast
Bob Fosse