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.

Warming Up
Lobby card
Directed byFred C. Newmeyer
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byRay Harris (screenplay)
Sam Mintz (story)
George Marion, Jr. (intertitles)
StarringRichard Dix
Jean Arthur
Music byGerard Carbonara
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 4, 1928 (1928-08-04)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Sound version with music and sound effects only

The film was released in a silent version and a sound version. The sound version had synchronized music and sound effects without dialogue.[1]

The film featured several major league baseball players as themselves.



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.

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