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Babe Comes Home

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Babe Comes Home
Directed byTed Wilde
Produced byWid Gunning
Written byGerald Beaumont (short story 'Said With Soap')
Louis Stevens (scenario)
StarringBabe Ruth
Anna Q. Nilsson
CinematographyKarl Struss
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • May 22, 1927 (1927-05-22)
Running time
60 minutes
(6 reels, 5,761 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
(English intertitles)

Babe Comes Home is a 1927 American silent sports comedy film produced and distributed through First National and directed by Ted Wilde. The film is a baseball-styled sports film centering on Babe Ruth and Anna Q. Nilsson.

The film was released in the short-lived Vocafilm sound-on-film process, presumably a music and effects soundtrack but no dialogue. The film is considered a lost film.[1]


Babe Dugan, star player of the Angel baseball team, chews tobacco and gets his uniform dirtier than any other player. Vernie, the laundress who cleans his uniform every week, becomes concerned over his untidiness; Babe calls to apologize for unintentionally striking her with a ball during a game; and his pal, Peewee, falls in love with Vernie's friend, Georgia. On an outing to an amusement park, a roller coaster throws Vernie into Babe's arms; soon they are engaged, and Vernie plans to reform him. Scores of tobacco cubes and spittoons are pre-wedding gifts, and they precipitate a lovers' quarrel. But Babe takes the reform idea seriously, though his game slumps and he is put on the bench. At a crucial moment, Vernie relents and throws him a plug of tobacco; and consequently he delivers a four-base blow.[citation needed]


See also


  1. ^ "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved June 19, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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