Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

So baseball pictures never make money, eh? Try telling that to MGM, which raked in a box office gross of $4 million on their 1949 baseball musical Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Set in 1906, the film concerns the adventures and misadventures… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1949
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

A lazy Technicolored cinemusical aimed squarely and accurately at the summer box office.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

What matters is the stylish ebullience, and the excellent score by Roger Edens, Adolph Green and Betty Comden.

Tony Sloman
Radio Times

This wonderful MGM musical has super songs, ravishing Technicolor and extraordinary talent both behind and in front of the camera.

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Variety Staff

There is no pretense that Ball Game is anything more than a romp for Kelly's virtuosity.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The plot is typical fluff -- Kelly and Sinatra join Esther Williams's baseball team at the turn of the century -- but the production values are, as always, worth the price of admission.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An enjoyable, snappy period baseball musical comedy.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It must be said, too, that Mr. Kelly and his side-kick do right nicely by a brisk thing called "Yes, Indeedy," as well as the title song.

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TV Guide

While there's not much baseball played here, this is an amiable film, marked by the enjoyable cast and some lively, if not memorable, music.

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David Cornelius

It's brilliant music, and the comedy is a snap.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
Oh my god Esther Williams is SO annoying, no wonder Gene Kelly was hard on her in rehearsal or whatever. Whenever she's off the screen I breathe a sigh of… More
jay nixon
Considering the talent both in front of and behind the camera this is a surprisingly bland albeit colorful musical. Everything is bandbox pretty but there is an… More
Aj V
This is a very fun and funny romantic musical baseball movie starring Sinatra and Kelly.