History Film / ALeagueOfTheirOwn

7th Dec '17 4:56:33 AM Macsen
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* NeverLearnedToRead: Shirley.
-->'''Shirley:''' Her. M - mi - mil - mil - milky, milky. White, white. Milky white...buh-buh--breasts.\\

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Shirley.
-->'''Shirley:'''
Shirley. After the TrainingMontage for the tryouts, the Racine manager took for granted that the ladies knew how to read, and thought she was having a HeroicBSOD over not being picked. Helen came up and helped her, locating her name on the Rockford roster.
** During a bus trip scene, we see Mae teaching Shirley how to read...with an erotic novel.
--->'''Shirley:'''
Her. M - mi - mil - mil - milky, milky. White, white. Milky white...buh-buh--breasts.\\
7th Dec '17 4:51:29 AM Macsen
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& ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When the Western Union man comes to the Rockford locker room with the telegram that one of their husbands died in the war, he forgot the placard for who it was for, and said he couldn't open the telegram to see who it was for. Jimmy relieves him of the telegram, knowing the team would not be able to function not knowing who had lost their husband.

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& * ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When the Western Union man comes to the Rockford locker room with the telegram that one of their husbands died in the war, he forgot the placard for who it was for, and said he couldn't open the telegram to see who it was for. Jimmy relieves him of the telegram, knowing the team would not be able to function not knowing who had lost their husband.
7th Dec '17 4:51:06 AM Macsen
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** YMMV on [[spoiler:Marla]]. She said she would return the next season when [[spoiler:she married Nelson]].


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& ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When the Western Union man comes to the Rockford locker room with the telegram that one of their husbands died in the war, he forgot the placard for who it was for, and said he couldn't open the telegram to see who it was for. Jimmy relieves him of the telegram, knowing the team would not be able to function not knowing who had lost their husband.
7th Dec '17 4:45:15 AM Macsen
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* PoorCommunicationKills: After Kit's rant at Dottie about difficult it is for the two of them to be on the same team, the latter goes to the head of the league and comments that she (Dottie) is struggling to stay with the Peaches because of her relationship with her sister. Dottie thinks that this will result in them trading her to another team, but she doesn't state that desire clearly enough, because the league ends up trading ''Kit'' instead, who is understandably furious at this development.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: After Kit's rant at Dottie about how difficult it is for the two of them to be on the same team, the latter goes to the head of the league and comments that she (Dottie) is struggling to stay with the Peaches because of her relationship with her sister. Dottie thinks that this will result in them trading her to another team, but team. But she doesn't state that desire clearly enough, because the league ends up trading ''Kit'' instead, who is understandably furious at this development.


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* WhamLine: "''[[PrecisionFStrike Bitch]]! [[spoiler:I'VE BEEN TRADED TO RACINE!!]]''"
** "I'm sorry, [[spoiler:Betty]]."
7th Dec '17 4:40:31 AM Macsen
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* PlayingGertrude: Well, relatively-speaking. Older Ellen Sue was played by Eugenia McLin, who at the time of shooting was only 52 playing someone who should've been in their 70s. She would've been six in the period the film was shot in. McLin was well-known in TheEighties for being a mature model, whereas Ellen Sue was an actual beauty queen before picking up the bat and glove.

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* PlayingGertrude: Well, relatively-speaking. Older Ellen Sue was played by Eugenia McLin, [=McLin=], who at the time of shooting was only 52 playing someone who should've been in their 70s. She would've been six in the period the film was shot in. McLin [=McLin=] was well-known in TheEighties for being a mature model, whereas Ellen Sue was an actual beauty queen before picking up the bat and glove.
7th Dec '17 4:40:03 AM Macsen
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* PlayingGertrude: Well, relatively-speaking. Older Ellen Sue was played by Eugenia McLin, who at the time of shooting was only 52 playing someone who should've been in their 70s. She would've been six in the period the film was shot in. McLin was well-known in TheEighties for being a mature model, whereas Ellen Sue was an actual beauty queen before picking up the bat and glove.
-->'''Ellen Sue:''' [[ActorAllusion Dottie, I married a plastic surgeon]]!
7th Dec '17 4:30:53 AM Macsen
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: {{Downplayed}}. Aside from those who had died, we only find out details about what a few of the players did with their lives following baseball. Helen became a doctor; Marla's husband, Nelson, had some sort of business success; Ellen Sue married a plastic surgeon.
7th Dec '17 3:58:27 AM Macsen
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-->'''Jimmy:''' Who's the manager of this ball club? I am!\\
'''Dottie:''' Then ''act like it'', you big lush!\\
'''Doris:''' *''chuckles'''* You tell 'em, Dottie!
7th Dec '17 3:56:57 AM Macsen
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-->"That was some good coaching. I particularly liked that play in the fifth inning where you scratched your balls for an hour"

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-->"That -->'''Ira:''' That was some good coaching. I particularly liked that play in the fifth inning where you scratched your balls for an hour"hour.\\
'''Jimmy:''' [[InsultBackfire Anything worth doing is worth doing right]].



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jimmy Dugan represents Jimmie Foxx, who managed the Fort Wayne Daisies in the real league, and Walter Harvey the candy bar magnate founder was inserted in place of P.K. Wrigley, the gum magnate founder of the real league.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jimmy Dugan represents Jimmie Foxx, who managed the Fort Wayne Daisies in the real league, and Walter Harvey the candy bar magnate founder was inserted in place of P.K. Wrigley, the gum magnate founder of the real league. (Naturally, Wrigley Field is replaced with Harvey Field.)
21st Sep '17 10:23:58 PM LadyNorbert
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* DeathNotification: One of the girls gets a telegram telling her that her husband was killed in action. The man delivering the telegram [[WhatAnIdiot somehow didn't realize]] that he never bothered to find out which woman on the team was supposed to receive the letter. This leads to one of the truly suspenseful and heart wrenching moments of the film, as every married woman (especially Dotty) watches with dread as the inept telegraph deliverer starts to ''leave,'' saying they'll just have to wait. Jimmy makes him hand over the telegram and takes it upon himself to be the BearerOfBadNews... to [[spoiler: not Dotty, but Betty.]]

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* DeathNotification: One of the girls gets a telegram telling her that her husband was killed in action. The man delivering the telegram [[WhatAnIdiot somehow didn't realize]] that he never bothered to find out which woman on the team was supposed to receive the letter. This leads to one of the truly suspenseful and heart wrenching moments of the film, as every married woman (especially Dotty) Dottie) watches with dread as the inept telegraph deliverer starts to ''leave,'' saying they'll just have to wait. Jimmy makes him hand over the telegram and takes it upon himself to be the BearerOfBadNews... to [[spoiler: not Dotty, Dottie, but Betty.]]



* GreenEyedMonster: Kit towards Dottie somewhat.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Kit towards Dottie, somewhat.
* HappilyMarried:
Dottie somewhat.and Bob; judging by her comments at the reunion, Marla and Nelson too.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Marla Hooch is introduced batting right-handed, hitting solid line drives. Then her father says "Okay, Marla, now hit lefty." Marla, who it turns out is a natural left-hander, starts hitting booming home runs.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: Marla Hooch is introduced batting right-handed, hitting solid line drives. Then her father says "Okay, Marla, now hit lefty." Marla, who it turns out is a natural left-hander, starts hitting booming home runs.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: Marla Hooch is introduced batting right-handed, hitting solid line drives. Then her father says "Okay, Marla, now hit lefty." Marla, who it turns out is ICouldaBeenAContender: Jimmy was a natural left-hander, starts hitting booming Hall of Famer, yes, but his alcoholism prevented him from challenging Babe Ruth's home runs.run record, as it did the real Jimmy Foxx.



* ICouldaBeenAContender: Jimmy was a Hall of Famer, yes, but his alcoholism prevented him from challenging Babe Ruth's home run record, as it did the real Jimmy Foxx.



** The Peaches have literally just gotten through cracking up over Doris and Jimmy's CallBack exchange, above, when a Western Union Man barges in on the Peaches; the man delivering the telegram [[WhatAnIdiot somehow didn't realize]] that he never bothered to find out which woman on the team was supposed to receive the letter. This leads to one of the truly suspenseful and heart wrenching moments of the film, as every married woman (especially Dotty) watches with dread as the inept telegraph deliverer starts to ''leave,'' saying they'll just have to wait. Coach Jimmy makes him hand over the telegram and takes it upon himself to be the BearerOfBadNews... to [[spoiler: not Dotty, but Betty.]]

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** The Peaches have literally just gotten through cracking up over Doris and Jimmy's CallBack exchange, above, when a Western Union Man barges in on the Peaches; the man delivering the telegram [[WhatAnIdiot somehow didn't realize]] that he never bothered to find out which woman on the team was supposed to receive the letter. This leads to one of the most truly suspenseful and heart wrenching moments of the film, as every married woman (especially Dotty) Dottie) watches with dread as the inept telegraph deliverer starts to ''leave,'' saying they'll just have to wait. Coach Jimmy makes him hand over the telegram and takes it upon himself to be the BearerOfBadNews... to [[spoiler: not Dotty, Dottie, but Betty.]]



* NotInFrontOfTheKid: Inverted spectacularly by Jimmy when two kids ask for his autograph. Of course, "[[spoiler: Avoid the clap]]" ''is'' good advice.

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* NotInFrontOfTheKid: Inverted spectacularly by Jimmy when two kids ask for his autograph. Of course, "[[spoiler: Avoid [[spoiler: "Avoid the clap]]" clap"]] ''is'' good advice.advice.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Jimmy and Dottie. In any other film they'd have BelligerentSexualTension but here they really are simply friends.
** It's ''strongly'' implied it's because Dottie's married and Jimmy, despite all his faults, refuses to pursue her. Had she been single, Jimmy was clearly interested.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Jimmy and Dottie. In any other film they'd have BelligerentSexualTension but here they really are simply friends.
** It's ''strongly'' implied it's because Dottie's married and Jimmy, despite all his faults, refuses to pursue her. Had she been single, Jimmy was clearly interested.



* StatuesqueStunner: Dottie is easily the tallest of the Peaches, and as many of the characters will attest, one of the prettiest



* StayInTheKitchen: A radio commentary plays over the [[TimeCompressionMontage tryout montage]] stating that the league is a gross perversion of women and they should all be ashamed of themselves and go home. After the league kicks off, the newsreel announcer hypes the girls domestic skills just as much-- if not moreso--as their playing.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Dottie is easily the tallest of the Peaches, and as many of the characters will attest, one of the prettiest.
* StayInTheKitchen: A radio commentary plays over the [[TimeCompressionMontage tryout montage]] stating that the league is a gross perversion of women and they should all be ashamed of themselves and go home. After the league kicks off, the newsreel announcer hypes the girls girls' domestic skills just as much-- if not moreso--as their playing.
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