Kill the Umpire (1950)

04/27/1950 (US) Comedy 1h 18m

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Overview

Ex-baseball player Bill Johnson, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans, a retired umpire, and enters an umpire-training school. Assigned to the Texas League, he does fine until the championship play-offs when a riot develops over one of his calls. The involved player is knocked unconscious in the proceedings and cannot verify that Bill made the correct call. Despite lynch mob plans to at least tar-and-feather him, Bill's family - his daughters Lucy (Gloria Henry and Susan and his wife Betty - help Bill reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising encounters.

  1. Frank Tashlin

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Lloyd Bacon

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Bendix

    William Bendix

    Bill 'Two Call' Johnson

  2. Una Merkel

    Una Merkel

    Betty Johnson

  3. Ray Collins

    Ray Collins

    Jonah Evans

  4. Gloria Henry

    Gloria Henry

    Lucy Johnson

  5. Jeff Richards

    Jeff Richards

    Bob Landon

  6. Connie Marshall

    Connie Marshall

    Suzie Johnson

  7. William Frawley

    William Frawley

    Jimmy O'Brien

  8. Tom D'Andrea

    Tom D'Andrea

    Roscoe Snooker

  9. Alan Hale Jr.

    Alan Hale Jr.

    Harry Shea (uncredited)

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Kill the Umpire
Kill the Umpire

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

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Content Score

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