"Damn Yankees" / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a George Abbott / Stanley Donen production ; screenplay by George Abbott ; music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross ; produced and directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen
DVD | Distributed by Warner Home Video | 2004

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1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation in a letterbox format preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Based upon the play "Damn Yankees", book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop; from Douglas Wallop's novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant," music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; produced by Brisson, Griffith, and Prince.
Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, Jimmie Komack, Rae Allen, Robert Shafer, Jean Stapleton, Albert Linville.
Director of photography, Harold Lipstein ; production and costumes designed by William and Jean Eckart ; art director, Stanley Fleischer ; editor, Frank Bracht ; choreographer, Bob Fosse ;
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1958.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
What if you could help your favorite team win the pennant? And what if you got to be the star of that team? For lifelong Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd that dream comes true when after seeing his team lose yet again, he rashly declares that he would sell his soul to the devil to see his team beat the Yankees. The Devil goes by Mr. Applegate now, and he agrees that Joe--a one-time baseball standout--will play for the Senators and help them reach the promised land. But Joe persuades Applegate to give him an escape clause, should he dislike his new identity. Applegate declares that he can back out at any time before the last game of the season--if he plays in the final game, he'll belong to the Devil. Featuring members of the original Broadway cast (Tab Hunter was not in the original cast).
Credits -- "Six Months out of Every Year" -- Applegate's proposition -- "Goodbye, Old Girl" -- Clubhouse chatter -- "Heart" -- Joe's knockout tryout -- "Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo" -- Gone but not forgotten -- "There's Something About An Empty Chair" -- New boarder -- Lola's assignment -- "A Little Brains, A Little Talent" -- Miss West Indies -- "Whatever Lola Wants" -- Devilish displeasure -- "Those Were The Good Old Days" -- Girlish 172 -- Shifty tactics -- "Who's Got the Pain" -- "Heart" and heartbreak -- Joe on trial -- He wants out -- Material witnesses -- Together tonight -- "Two Lost Souls" -- No more nonsense -- Final inning miracle -- Outdeviled.
Special features: Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
GMD: videorecording.
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