That fine farceur Milland shines as Vernon Simpson, a professorial scientist turned baseball wizard in this side-splitting comedy that has become a minor classic.
Davies, who wrote the marvelous script for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, came up with another winner here. Vernon, a chemist, is in love with Deborah Greenleaf (Peters), but has not popped the question because his meager salary won't support two. While developing a bug repellant for trees, he invents a
solution that repels wood. A baseball fan of the first order, he concocts a clever scheme to earn additional money. He'll join a major league team as a pitcher, and secretly rub his solution on baseballs which...