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Alibi Ike


"Alibi Ike" is a 1935 American romantic comedy film directed by Ray Enright and starring Joe E. Brown and Olivia de Havilland. Based on the short story "Alibi Ike" by Ring Lardner, the film is about an ace baseball player nicknamed "Alibi Ike" due to his penchant for making up excuses. After falling in love with the beautiful sister-in-law of the team manager, he is kidnapped by gangsters who want him to throw the World Series.

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Google previewThe New Dickson Baseball Dictionary (1999)

A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions that Define the Game, Its Heritage, Culture, and Variations by Paul Dickson

Alibi Ike A player who has an excuse for every fault and mistake.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Films (2010)

by K Edgington, Thomas Erskine, James M. Welsh

ALIBI IKE (1935) DIRECTORS Ray Enright. SCREENPLAY: William Wister Haines, based on the short stories by Ring Lardner. PRODUCERS Edward Chodorov. CINEMATOGRAPHYI Arthur L. Todd. EDITING: Thomas Pratt. ART D| RECT|ONz ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

in sports, an excuse for not performing well US, 1914 In 1914, sports writer Ring Lardner created the character Alibi Ike, who always had an excuse for not playing well. The alibi held up. ¦ Richard Scholl, Running Press Glossary of Baseball ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Chicago Literary Renaissance (2009)

by Jan Pinkerton, Randolph H. Hudson

The best known piece is “Alibi Ike,” the tale of a baseball player who avoids facing facts, even when the facts reflect on him positively; Ike is one of the more ingratiating of Lard- ner's characters. A movie of the same name, starring Joe E. Brown ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Short Story (2015)

by Abby H. P. Werlock

Tothe1920s Lardnergave anew kind ofshort storythat emphasizedthe masculine personality; the world ofsports; the wise boob as hero, particularly Alibi Ike, the crude but endearing baseball player who became an American myth. Significantly ...

Google previewDictionary of Crime (1992)

Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Law Enforcement by Jay Robert Nash

Alibi Ike Someone who always has an excuse, from the character in the Ring Lardner short story. Underworld use. REF.: CBA, CD. alibi store A game of skill which is unlikely to be won. Carnival use. REF.

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