Thursday, June 30, 2022

I just can't see our Bob swinging a baseball bat; a polo mallet or golf club, yes, but a bat, no!

 I have to admit it.  I love the synopsis of Death on the Diamond (1934), starring Robert Young and Madge Evans.  "Pop Clark is about to lose his baseball team, unless they can win the pennant so he can pay off debts.  He hires ace player Larry Kelly to ensure the victory.  As well as rival teams, mobsters are trying to prevent the wins, and as the pennant race nears the end, Pop's star players begin to be killed, on and off the field.  Can Larry romance Pop's daughter, win enough games, and still have time to stop a murderer before he strikes more than three times?"  

Robert Young, Madge Evans, Joe Sawyer and Director Edward Sedgwick (seated foreground) on the set of Death on the Diamond

Robert Young often said that he got the roles Bob Montgomery and others did not want to do.  Yeah, I don't see our Bob in a baseball uniform.  And it seems a bit strange to see Madge in the arms of Bob Young, not Montgomery.  Really, Madge.

By the way, Madge was born on July 1st.  Lets give a shout-out for Ms. Evans!  

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