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Headin’ Home
(1920) American
B&W : [?] Five or Six? reels
Directed by Lawrence Windom + [Raoul Walsh]

Cast: George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth [‘Babe’], Ruth Taylor [Mildred Tobin], William Sheer [Harry Knight], James A. Marcus [Cyrus Tobin], Frances Victory [‘Pigtails’], Margaret Sedden [‘Babe’s’ mother], George Halpin [Doc Hedges], Ralph Harolds [John Tobin], W.J. Gross (William J. Gross) [Eliar Lott], Charles Burt [Dave Talmadge], Ricca Allen [Almira Worters], Thomas Cameron [Deacon Flack], Sam Blum [Jimbo Jones], Ethel Kerwin [Kitty Wilson], Walter Lawrence [village barber], Anne Brodie [barber’s wife]

Kessel-Baumann Picture Corporation production; distributed on State Rights basis by Yankee Photo Corporation. / Produced by William A. Shea. Production supervision by R.A. Walsh (Raoul Walsh). From a screen story by Earle Brown. Photographed (cinematography) by Ollie Leach. Intertitles by ‘Bugs’ Baer (Arthur Baer). Presented by Kessel and Baumann. / Premiered 19 September 1920 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / AFI-F1 n. F1.1780 misidentifies the actor Burt as Charles Hurt, misidentifies Gross’ character name as Ebenezer, and splits Halpin’s character as a dog catcher and a constable named Doc Hedges with another nonexistent actor named Charles Halman (an obvious misspelling of Halpin) when, in the film, Doc Hedges is the dog catcher.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1780.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm nitrate positive]; and in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Dogs - Athletes: Baseball players - Sports: Baseball

Listing updated: 20 May 2018.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.1780; Cooper-Dark p. 157; Edelman-Baseball pp. 34-35, 203; Lahue-Triangle p. 163; Limbacher-Feature p. 105.

Home video: DVD.

Streaming: Amazon.

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