Elmer, the Great

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Joe E. Brown scores laughter and hits a grand slam in the baseball comedy Elmer, the Great, based on a play by Ring Lardner and George M. Cohan. He's the pride of Gentryville, Indiana: small town slugger Elmer Kane (Brown). King of batters, celebrated... read more

Joe E. Brown scores laughter and hits a grand slam in the baseball comedy Elmer, the Great, based on a play by Ring Lardner and George M. Cohan. He's the pride of Gentryville, Indiana: small town slugger Elmer Kane (Brown). King of batters, celebrated for his ego, appetite and game-winning home runs. When the Chicago Cubs attempt to sign him to a contract, Elmer refuses if it means leaving Nellie (Patricia Ellis), the woman he loves. To try and push him from the nest, Nellie pretends to spurn him, and a forlorn Elmer packs his bat and heads to the Windy City. Taking Chicago by storm, Elmer leads the Cubs to the pennant. But when gamblers try to get him to throw the Series, Elmer must find a way to outsmart the crooks if he’s to win both his girl and the games.

Original Release

04/29/1933

US Release

04/29/1933

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Cast

Joe E. Brown Elmer Kane
Patricia Ellis Nellie Poole
Frank McHugh Healy High-Hips
Claire Dodd Evelyn / Evelyn Corey
Preston Foster Walker (as Preston S. Foster) / Dave Walker
Russell Hopton Whitey
Sterling Holloway Nick Kane (as Sterling Halloway) / Nick Kane
Emma Dunn Mrs. Kane
Charles C. Wilson Mr. Wade
Charles Delaney Johnny Abbott
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers

Ring Lardner, George M. Cohan, Thomas J. Geraghty

Cast

Joe E. Brown Elmer Kane
Patricia Ellis Nellie Poole
Frank McHugh Healy High-Hips
Claire Dodd Evelyn / Evelyn Corey
Preston Foster Walker (as Preston S. Foster) / Dave Walker
Russell Hopton Whitey
Sterling Holloway Nick Kane (as Sterling Halloway) / Nick Kane
Emma Dunn Mrs. Kane
Charles C. Wilson Mr. Wade
Charles Delaney Johnny Abbott
Berton Churchill Colonel Moffitt
J. Carrol Naish Jerry
Gene Morgan Noonan
Jane Wyman Game Spectator
Maurice Black Dice Dealer
Don Brodie Casino Employee
George Chandler Cubs Player
Douglass Dumbrille Stillman
Gale Gordon Radio Announcer
Harrison Greene Game Spectator

Editors

Thomas Pratt

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