Safe at Home (1962) - Rotten Tomatoes

Safe at Home (1962)

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Hutch (Bryan Russell) is a Little Leaguer with an overactive imagination. He tells his teammates and his coach Bill Turner (William Frawley) that he and his father are friends with baseball heroes Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. The boy's disbelieving team prompts the boy to seek out the two Yankee stars. He gets into the spring training camp and gets to meet his baseball idols. After a lecture by the sluggers that honesty is the best policy, the entire Little League team is invited to attend a spring training game. Yankee manager Ralph Houk and ace left-handed pitcher Whitey Ford also make cameo appearances. The release of the film coincided with the start of the 1962 baseball season. Roger Mares was coming off a career season in which he won his second consecutive Most Valuable Player award on his way to smashing Babe Ruth's single season home run record. The Yanks won the World Series in 1961 and 1962. Mantle and Ford would one day be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Cast

Roger Maris
as Himself
Whitey Ford
as Himself
Ralph Houk
as Himself
William Frawley
as Bill Turner
Patricia Barry
as Johanna Price
Don Collier
as Ken Lawton
Bryan Russell
as Hutch Lawton
Eugene Iglesias
as Mr. Torres
Flip Mark
as Henry
Charles Martin
as Henry's Father
Scott Edmund Lane
as Mike Torres
Charles G. Martin
as Henry's Father
Desiree Sumarra
as Mrs. Torres
Fred A. Schwarb
as Coach Benton
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Critic Reviews for Safe at Home

All Critics (3)

Mild but pleasant kids film, with a documentary like inside look at the Yankees and baseball.

October 1, 2014 | Full Review…
Classic Film and Television

Instead it feels more like a publicity stunt meant to up the stock of Mantle, Maris and the polarizing New York Yankees.

December 25, 2010 | Full Review…
Movie Views

This film is a critic proof one that's geared for the kiddies, Yankee fans and those who hero worship ballplayers.

October 8, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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