It Happens Every Spring
It Happens Every Spring ★★★½ 1949
Chemistry professor Vernon Simpson (Milland) is working on a bug repellant for trees and accidentally invents a potion that repels any kind of wood that it comes in contact with. Since he needs some big bucks to pop the question to his sweetie Deborah (Peters), Vernon, who also loves baseball, gets a tryout as a pitcher with a major league team and uses the solution on the baseballs he pitches. Naturally, it's strikeout time and the prof becomes a pitching phenom. Now, if he can only keep his little secret. Wacky baseball footage is a highlight. 87m/B VHS . Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley Sr., Ted de Corsia, Ray Collins, Jessie Royce Landis, Alan Hale Jr., Gene Evans; D: Lloyd Bacon; W: Valentine Davies; M: Leigh Harline.