It Happened in Flatbush
Directed byRay McCarey
Written byHarold Buchman
Lee Loeb
Produced byWalter Morosco
StarringLloyd Nolan
Carole Landis
Sara Allgood
CinematographyCharles G. Clarke
Edited byJ. Watson Webb Jr.
Music byDavid Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
May 28, 1942
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

It Happened in Flatbush is a 1942 American sports film directed by Ray McCarey and starring Lloyd Nolan, Carole Landis and Sara Allgood.[1] The film is a baseball comedy inspired by the 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers' pennant win.

This film's sets were designed by Lewis Creber and Richard Day.

Plot summary

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Frank Maguire (Lloyd Nolan) is an ace ballplayer whose error costs the Brooklyn team the pennant and his place in the lineup. Though still reviled by the fans, seven years later the team owner brings him back as its manager. He takes charge of the team and whips them into contention. The players resent Maguire's drill-sergeant tactics, and when Maguire falls in love with the pretty, new owner of the team Kathryn Baker (Carole Landis), the players use this as an excuse to circulate a petition demanding Maguire's ouster. The manager changes their minds with a speech about how they owe the fans their best effort and leads his team to a league pennant.[2]



  1. ^ Fleming p.120
  2. ^ "It Happened in Flatbush (1942) - Ray McCarey | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".