History Film / ALeagueOfTheirOwn

22nd May '16 4:54:56 PM notahandle
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Japan, the film was released as ''プリティ・リーグ'' (Pretty Leagues).
29th Apr '16 6:15:51 AM RoseAndHeather
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* WhatTheHellCostumingDepartment: Invoked by the girls on seeing the "uniforms".

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* WhatTheHellCostumingDepartment: Invoked by the girls on seeing the "uniforms". This isn't an idle complaint; the lack of leg protection from the skirts meant that any time any of the players slid into base, they wound up with enormous bruises and even open wounds (called "strawberries") on their legs from the infield dirt.
23rd Feb '16 3:30:41 PM DrOO7
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Doris clearly views the two nerdy guys who have a crush on her as this. And Kit refers to a local boy who has the hots for her as "one step up from dating a pig."



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mae. Not a prostitute, but a former taxi dancer (which was close enough back in those days) and implied to be promiscuous. Other than that, she's clearly a good person--fiercely loyal to and protective of her best friend Doris, teaches Shirley to read, helps Marla and Kit with makeovers, consoles Dottie after the World Series loss, is a great ball player, and for all her flirting and sleeping around, is never once seen to be pursuing any of the other girls' men.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mae. Not a prostitute, but a former taxi dancer (which was close enough back in those days) and implied to be promiscuous. Other than that, she's clearly a good person--fiercely loyal to and protective of her best friend Doris, teaches Shirley to read, helps Marla and Kit with makeovers, consoles Dottie after the World Series loss, is a great ball player, and for all her flirting and sleeping around, is never once seen to be pursuing any of the other girls' men.


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* SameLanguageDub: The older actresses playing the senior Dottie and Kit were dubbed by Geena Davis and Lori Petty.
23rd Feb '16 8:26:57 AM DrOO7
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** The league was profitable immediately, rather than struggling as was portrayed.
21st Feb '16 10:56:30 PM DrOO7
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* FramingDevice: Most of the movie is a flashback of the now-senior Dottie.
18th Jan '16 10:13:46 AM Skywatcher
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Subverted. [[spoiler: Betty has a Jimmy Dugan baseball card belonging to her husband and jokes he'll come back to kill her if anything happens to that card. When she gives the card to Jimmy for him to sign, he tears it up.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Subverted. [[spoiler: Betty has a Jimmy Dugan baseball card belonging to her husband and jokes he'll come back to kill her if anything happens to that card. When she gives the card to Jimmy for him to sign, he tears it up.]] Also, [[spoiler: Dottie hasn't heard from her husband in quite a while, which is why she's afraid that the DeathNotification is for her.]]
18th Jan '16 10:09:10 AM Skywatcher
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Betty has a Jimmy Dugan baseball card belonging to her husband and jokes he'll come back to kill her if anything happens to that card. When she gives the card to Jimmy for him to sign, he tears it up.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Subverted. [[spoiler: Betty has a Jimmy Dugan baseball card belonging to her husband and jokes he'll come back to kill her if anything happens to that card. When she gives the card to Jimmy for him to sign, he tears it up.]]
18th Jan '16 10:05:12 AM Skywatcher
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Betty has a Jimmy Dugan baseball card belonging to her husband and jokes he'll come back to kill her if anything happens to that card. When she gives the card to Jimmy for him to sign, he tears it up.]]
7th Dec '15 5:35:05 PM AdamC
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* ModestyShorts: The uniforms the girls wear sport a pair of team-appropriate ones underneath the skirts, particularly visible when Dugan picks up and carries Kit to the locker room.
7th Dec '15 5:33:16 PM AdamC
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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Kit spends her life in Dottie's shadow.
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