It Happens Every Spring (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

It Happens Every Spring1949

It Happens Every Spring (1949)




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Lloyd Bacon's baseball comedy stars Ray Milland as Vernon Simpson, a chemist who develops a product which repels wood. Signing on with a major league team as a pitcher, he throws screwballs doctored with his solution, becoming a sensation who strikes out every batter he faces.

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Ray Milland
as Prof. Vernon K. Simpson/King Kelly
Jean Peters
as Deborah Greenleaf
Paul Douglas
as Monk Lanigan
Ed Begley Sr.
as Edgar Stone
Ray Collins
as Prof. Greenleaf
Jessie Royce Landis
as Mrs. Greenleaf
William E. Green
as Prof. Forsythe
Gene Evans
as Mueller
Al Eben
as Parker
Ruth Lee
as Miss Collins
Jane Van Duser
as Miss Mengalstein
Don Hicks
as Assistant to Announcer
Grandon Rhodes
as Professor
Mickey Simpson
as Policeman
Ward Brant
as Baseball Player
Charles Flynn
as Reporter
Tom Hanlon
as St. Louis Broadcaster
Sam Hayes
as New York Announcer
Douglas Spencer
as Conductor
Pat Combs
as Messenger Boy
John R. McKee
as Baseball Player
Robert Patten
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for It Happens Every Spring

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Lloyd Bacon's uninspired direction is as monotonous as the script. Once the audience gets onto the one snapper, it's all over with this film.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

This new Ray Milland vehicle is highly Improbable but fairly amusing ln its exploitation of a single wacky idea.

June 11, 2021 | Full Review…

Zany, inventive baseball comedy.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Excellent baseball comedy about a scientist who perfects a pitching potion

June 21, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Pleasant baseball comedy with top-flight cast.

March 1, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

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