The Greenie (1942)

Told on the premise that the United States has always been a refuge from those seeking a reprieve from poverty and bigotry, this Miniature short from M-G-M is the story of a young Polish ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writer:

Carey Wilson (narrative)

Star:

Carey Wilson

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Carey Wilson ... Commentator
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Told on the premise that the United States has always been a refuge from those seeking a reprieve from poverty and bigotry, this Miniature short from M-G-M is the story of a young Polish boy, unable to speak English, just arriving in New York City with hie parents. He leaves his lower east-side tenement to go play. Passing an open field he sees a sight unfamiliar to him; a group of boys playing baseball. When the boys drop their bats and gloves to hitch a ride on a passing ice-wagon, the Polish boy goes over to the baseball diamond and starts examining the baseball equipment. The boys come back and think he is about to steal their belongings but, when they learn he is a new immigrant and doesn't understand English, they invite him to play base ball with them..and he gets a base-hit his first time at bat. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Short | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

24 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MGM Miniature No. M-332: The Greenie See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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