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Play Ball
(1925) American
B&W : Serial / 20 reels
Directed by Spencer G. Bennet

Cast: Walter Miller [Jack Rollins], Allene Ray [Doris Sutton], J. Barney Sherry [Thoms W. Sutton], Harry Semels [Count Segundo], Mary Milnor [Maybelle Pratt], Wally Oettel [Rutger Farnsworth], Franklyn Hanna [Senator Hornell], John J. McGraw (John McGraw), the New York Giants baseball team

Distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by Spencer G. Bennet. Scenario by Frank Leon Smith, from a screen story by John J. McGraw (John McGraw). Cinematography by Horace G. Plympton. / Ten episodes (two reels each): [1] “To the Rescue,” released 19 July 1925; [2] “The Flaming Float”; [3] “Betrayed”; [4] “The Decoy Wire”; [5] “Face to Face”; [6] “The Showdown”; [7] “A Mission of Hate”; [8] “Double Peril”; [9] “Into Segundo’s Hands”; [10] “A Home Plate Wedding.” / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Drama: Sports: Baseball.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Rescues - Serials - Sharks - Sports: Baseball

Listing updated: 1 October 2009.

References: Edelman-Baseball pp. 125-126, 204; Lahue-Bound p. 72; Lahue-Continued pp. 248, 287 : ClasIm-223 p. C2 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

 
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