Death on the Diamond
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Directed byEdward Sedgwick
Written byCortland Fitzsimmons (novel)
Harvey F. Thew
Joseph Sherman
Ralph Spence
Produced byLucien Hubbard
StarringRobert Young
Madge Evans
CinematographyMilton Krasner
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Music byWilliam Axt
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • September 14, 1934 (1934-09-14)
Running time
69–72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Death on the Diamond is a 1934 comedy-mystery film starring Robert Young. It was based on the novel Death on the Diamond: A Baseball Mystery Story by Cortland Fitzsimmons, directed by Edward Sedgwick and produced and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Unless his team can win the pennant, owner Pop Clark (David Landau) will lose his baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He gets Larry Kelly (Robert Young) in order to try and seal the deal. However, rival teams and mobsters are trying to stop his team from winning the pennant race, with some of his star players getting killed on and off the field.


Appearing uncredited in the film were a number of ex-Major Leaguers, including Bob and Irish Meusel, Ping Bodie, Ivan Olson and Pat Flaherty, plus one player who was still very much active, slugger Wally "Red" Berger.[1]


Leonard Maltin described the film as an "absurd crime tale" while giving it 2 out of 4 stars.[2]



  1. ^ "Diamond Stars in Thrilling New Picture". Oakland Tribune.
  2. ^ "Death on the Diamond".