Alibi Ike is a hilarious baseball comedy with the antics of Chicago Cubs pitcher Joe E. Brown. As the rookie sensation leads his team to victory, his penchant for making excuses tries the patience of his fiancee Olivia de Havilland (in her film debut) and manager William Frawley. But will a mix-up with gamblers bring Ike’s winning streak to an end?

Alibi Ike (1935) Comedy, Romance, Sport | 72min | 15 June 1935 (USA) 6.1
Director: Ray EnrightWriter: Ring Lardner, William Wister HainesStars: Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth DonnellySummary: Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike" Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce.


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