Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Goodbye Franklin High is one of the most elusive of baseball pictures, even harder to locate than Ty Cobb's Somewhere in Georgia. The film stars Lane Caudell as a high school athlete who must choose between the certainty of college or the possibility of a baseball career. Everyone associated with the boy has a different opinion, making the final decision all the more dramatic. Julie Adams and William Windom play Caudell's parents, Ann Dusenberry is his girl friend, and Darby Hinton (formerly a child actor on the TV series Daniel Boone) is his good buddy. Produced by the here-and-gone Cal Am Artists Company, Goodbye Franklin High was lauded by film critics upon its initial release, but prints no longer appear to be generally available, either on TV or in video stores.
athlete, baseball, college, girlfriend, high-school, life-choices, parent