Hit and Run (1924)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Hoot Gibson trades in his cowboy hat for a baseball bat in this comedy-drama. After an argument with the team's manager, baseball scout Red McCarthy (Mike Donlin) gets off the train in the middle of the Western desert. There's a baseball game going on in the tiny town, and McCarthy is stunned by the batting talent of Swat Anderson (Gibson). Anderson moves from the bush leagues to the majors and falls in love with McCarthy's sister, Joan (Marion Harlan). The team's crooked treasurer becomes jealous of the couple's growing relationship and he plots with a rival manager to ruin Anderson's career. Before the last game of the series, they kidnap Joan, knowing that Anderson will come to her rescue. The crooks had planned to break his arm, but instead Anderson wipes the floor with his adversaries. The bad guys still manage to tie Anderson and Joan together and throw them into a freight car. The climax isn't whether Anderson will make it to the game in time to win the pennant -- you know he will -- but how he does it.

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baseball, gambling, sports, hit-and-run, hitman