It Happens Every Spring (1949): Starring Ray Milland

In this formulaic story, directed by Lloyd Bacon, Ray Milland plays a scientist who discovers a chemical that repels wood, which enables him to become a baseball pitcher.

The secondary cast includes Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley, and Jesse Royce Landis.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Motion Picture Story: Shirley W. Smith and Valentine Davies

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context

The Oscar went to Douglas Morrow for The Stratton Story