Life story of Hall-of-Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. Reagan portrays the hurler's success on the field and his battle with alcoholism off the field.
Director's cameo, as reporter 'Haverstock' (Joel McCrea) luckily meets target Van Meer (Albert Bassermann), arriving at the peace conference, where sponsor Fisher (Herbert Marshall) and his daughter (Laraine Day, her first scene) are at work, in Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent, 1940.
Cameron Mitchell narrates, recalling Depression era New York, and his meeting with Flavia (Margaret O'Brien, title character) who soon joins neighborhood sage and news vendor Mac (Rhys Williams), opening Tenth Avenue Angel, 1948, also starring George Murphy and Angela Lansbury.
Wife Aimee (top billed Doris Day) in the stands (with Eve Miller) as Grover Cleveland Alexander (Ronald Reagan), supported by catcher Bill Killefer (James Millican), gets the Warner Bros. treatment for his historic 1911 rookie season, in The Winning Team, 1952.
Gleeful Flavia (Margaret O'Brien), with pal Mac (Rhys Williams) at the news stand, awaiting Steve (George Murphy), returning from prison, though she believes he's been traveling the world, early in Roy Rowland's Tenth Avenue Angel, 1948.
American reporter 'Haverstock,' typing a telegram for his New York paper, suspicious of Dutch police visitors, escapes as directed by Alfred Hitchcock, then has difficulty with peaceniks Mrs. Appleby (Frances Carson) and Carol (Laraine Day), in Foreign Correspondent, 1940.
A child of the tenements helps an ex-con find a new life in Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) starring Margaret O'Brien.
Cohan (James Cagney) is received at the White House by an admiring butler (Clinton Rosemond) then the noted FDR impersonator 'Captain Jack Young' in an early scene from Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942.
Martial opening credits and prologue in which director Howard Hawks summons the intentions of Abraham Lincoln, in the wartime hit Air Force, 1943, starring John Garfield, Harry Carey and Gig Young.
Captain Quincannon (John Ridgely) advises the crew (Harry Carey, Gig Young, John Garfield, Arthur Kennedy et al) to take a good look at Pearl Harbor, following the raid, in Howard Hawks' Air Force, 1943.
Chauvinistic doctor Tim (Ray Milland) is even less willing to give June (Loretta Young) a ride back to New York when he discovers she's the author of a women's self-help book, early in The Doctor Takes A Wife, 1940.
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce in the romantic comedy, Affectionately Yours (1941) starring Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan and Rita Hayworth.
Captain Jack Young (as FDR) reveals the reason he's summoned George (James Cagney) to the White House, followed by some dancing on the stairs, in a memorable scene from Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942.
Conversations in the cockpit (John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy) and cabin (Harry Carey, George Tobias, John Garfield) as the 'Mary Ann' leaves San Francisco for Hawaii, in Howard Hawks' Air Force, 1943.
The Four Cohans (Walter Huston, Rosemary DeCamp, James Cagney and his sister Jeanne) perform George M.'s 'I Was Born In Virginia,' then enter negotiations with a manager (Walter Catlett) in Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942.
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