~Warming Up~
1928
~1132-62: Jean Arthur & Richard Dix~
~Plot Synopsis~
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer, Warming Up is an early baseball film starring Richard Dix and Jean
Arthur. Bert Tulliver (Richard Dix), the star pitcher of a small-town baseball team, gets a chance to try out
for the Green Sox and immediately arouses the animosity of McRae (Philo McCullough), the league's
home-run king. Bert falls in love with Mary Post (Jean Arthur), the daughter of the club's owner, and
further angers McRae, who considers Mary to be his girl. McRae is hired by another major league team
and does not meet Bert again until the World Series, when they are on opposing teams. In the first game,
Bert, who has come to believe that McRae has the jinx on him, walks McRae and is pulled from the game.
In the final and deciding game of the series, Bert must face McRae again and, bolstered by Mary's love, he
strikes him out, winning the series for the Green Sox and assuring himself of Mary's love.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of Plot Synopses from allmovie.com & afi.com
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer

Written by:
Ray Harris - adaptation & screenplay
George Marion Jr. - titles

Based on the story by Sam Mintz.
~Cast~

Richard Dix ...  Bert Tulliver
Jean Arthur ...  Mary Post
Claude King ...  Mr. Post
Philo McCullough ...  McRae
Billy Kent Schaefer ...  Edsel
Roscoe Karns ...  Hippo
James Dugan ...  Brill
Mike Donlin ...  Veteran
Mike Ready ...  Himself
Chet Thomas ...  Himself
Joe Pirrone ...  Himself
Wally Hood ...  Himself
Bob Murray ...  Himself
Truck Hannah ...  Himself
Wade Boteler ...  Bit Part (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation

Original Music by: Gerard Carbonara
Cinematography by: Edward Cronjager
Film Editing by: Otho Lovering
Presenters: Jesse L. Lasky & Adolph Zukor

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: August 4, 1928
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