Headin' Home

directed by Lawrence C. Windom
Category: "Sports"
Year of Release:1920
Date Added:06/23/2014
Date Watched:06/23/2014
Description:A silent movie that gives a ridiculously fictional account of Babe Ruth's rise to stardom. What makes it really odd is that Babe is played by ... himself. In this version, he lives in a small town with his mother and sister. He strolls around whittling on a home-made bat, saving his sister's dog from the pound and rescuing his childhood sweetheart, Mildred, from the clutches of a con man. Babe isn't allowed to play on the local team, but the visiting team hires him and Babe wins the big game with a home run. He's chased out of town, but then he makes it big and becomes a star. When he returns a couple years later, he's a hero and Mildred agrees to marry him.

My Rating:5

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Review - Headin' Home

As a biography of Babe Ruth, it's a flop. As a compelling story, it's a flop. But it does give an indication of how big a star Ruth was that, with no talent, he could star in a movie.
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