Throughout the 1930s, rubber-faced, wide-mouthed comedian Joe. E Brown starred in films with sports themes, including three baseball features: FIREMAN SAVE MY CHILD (1932), ELMER THE GREAT (1933), and this film, perhaps the best of his diamond comedies. He plays Frank X. Farrell, a
heavy-hitting rookie pitching sensation with the Cubs who finds an excuse for every mistake he makes, earning him the nickname "Alibi Ike." When not engaging in on-field antics, Farrell falls for Dolly (Olivia de Havilland, in her film debut), the team owner's sister-in-law, and proposes to her,
though she turns him down. As the Big Game approaches, Brown is kidnaped by gamblers, but man...