The Greenie

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The Greenie

baseball sports serial film short film

The Greenie

Release Date: January 24, 1942

Year    :   1942
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   History
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   H. Alexander
Producers    :   Jack Chertok
Writers    :   Carey Wilson
RunTime    :   10 mins.
Budget    :   10000

Told on the premise that the United States has always been a refuge from those seeking a reprieve from poverty and bigotry, this Miniature short from M-G-M is the story of a young Polish boy, unable to speak English, just arriving in New York City with hie parents. He leaves his lower east-side tenement to go play. Passing an open field he sees a sight unfamiliar to him; a group of boys playing baseball. When the boys drop their bats and gloves to hitch a ride on a passing ice-wagon, the Polish boy goes over to the baseball diamond and starts examining the baseball equipment. The boys come back and think he is about to steal their belongings but, when they learn he is a new immigrant and doesn't understand English, they invite him to play base ball with them..and he gets a base-hit his first time at bat.

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