Headin’ Home

3023. HEADIN’ HOME (1920-USA). With BABE RUTH. Babe Ruth, the immortal “Bambino” and “Sultan Of Swat,” was not just a larger than-life baseball player/American hero who belted tape-measure home-runs and thrilled New York Yankee fans of the 1920s and 30s. His fame allowed him to appear in movies. He proves in this sweetly entertaining tale of a young man’s rise to the heights of baseball fame, that he might have had a career on-screen had he not had one on the athletic field. The Babe is perfectly cast as a young man known as “Babe,” a native son of the idyllic hamlet of Haverlock. This Babe is quite unlike the real Bambino. He is a modest and uncomplicated fellow who lives with his mother and kid sister. He also is bashful, a trait which at first hinders his budding romance with a town girl. Much of the story spotlights Babe’s involvement with this lass and her family. Still, it would be no exaggeration to say that the great love of Babe’s life is baseball. He cuts down trees and from them creates his own bats. With one of them, he belts a home run in a local game. He surely will be destined to find renown as a major league hero. This film works not only as a thrilling drama of baseball diamond heroics but as a nostalgic look at a small town America that is as much a part of history as Babe Ruth’s legendary baseball prowess. “Silent” film with music score. 56 minutes. “Silent” Baseball Drama