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Ex-baseball player Bill Johnson (William Bendix'), failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans (Ray Collins), 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 (Connie Marshall ) and his wife Betty (Una Merkel) - help Bill reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising encounters.

  1. Lloyd Bacon

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  2. Frank Tashlin

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  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

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Kill The Umpire
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  • April 27, 1950
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 18m

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