Warming Up (1928 film)
Warming Up is a 1928 American baseball film starring Richard Dix and Jean Arthur, directed by Fred C. Newmeyer, and released by Paramount Pictures in the Movietone sound system as Paramount's first sound film.
|Directed by||Fred C. Newmeyer|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||Ray Harris (screenplay)|
Sam Mintz (story)
George Marion, Jr. (intertitles)
|Music by||Gerard Carbonara|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Sound version with music and sound effects only
The film featured several major league baseball players as themselves.
- Richard Dix as Bert Tulliver
- Jean Arthur as Mary Post
- Claude King as Mr. Post
- Philo McCullough as McRae
- Billy Kent Schaefer as Edsel
- Roscoe Karns as Hippo
- James Dugan as Brill
- Mike Donlin as Veteran Baseball Player / Himself
- Mike Ready as Himself
- Chet Thomas as Himself
- Joe Pirrone as Himself
- Wally Hood as Himself
- Bob Murray as Himself
- Truck Hannah as Himself
- Wade Boteler as Bit Part (uncredited)
Bert Tulliver (Dix), a pitcher for a baseball team in a small town, is given the opportunity to try out for a team in the big leagues. Unfortunately, he incurs the enmity of McRae (McCullough), the league's leading home-run hitter. In addition, Bert falls for the team owner's daughter Mary (Arthur), who McRae has designs on.
Lost Film status
- This film is now considered lost.
- Progressive Silent Film List: Warming Up at silentera.com