Headin' Home (1920)
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as Mildred Tobin
as Harry Knight
as Babe's Mother
as Cyrus Tobin
as Dog Catcher
as John Tobin
as David Talmadge
Critic Reviews for Headin' Home
An odd film with little story, Headin' Home has a big place in sports history, offering an early look at Babe Ruth.
Audience Reviews for Headin' Home
The first movie of Babe Ruth's not-so-illustrious acting career is this wheezy silent about a small-town lad becoming a big-time slugger. Ruth portrays someone named "Babe," but the character's cornball backstory has little to do with Ruth's own history. This Babe is no troubled orphan, but a polite mama's boy with a homemade bat and a spunky younger sister named -- get this -- "Pigtails." Ruth flashes none of the wisecracking charisma you'll hope to see, and there isn't even any notable footage of him playing ball. Meanwhile, the title cards izz all written inna contrived, po-folks dialect that culdn't bee mo' condescendin' to th' movie's target audience. Fer heaven's sake, th' Babe deserved better than this.
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