Bang the Drum Slowly was a production of the United States Steel Corporation. This baseball film focussed on the classic friendship evolving between two professional baseball players. Not as appealing to sports movie fans as those those who like sensitive, emotionally provocative dramas with strong performances.

The United States Steel Hour: Bang the Drum Slowly Comedy, Drama | 3120min | Episode aired 26 September 1956 7.5
Director: Daniel PetrieWriter: Mark Harris, Arnold SchulmanStars: Paul Newman, Albert Salmi, Barbara BabcockSummary: A pitcher on a major-league baseball team finds out that his catcher is desperately trying to hide something, he is dying of a terminal disease and he doesn't want the owner to find out and fire him.
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