I was watching this movie recently and got to wondering what ballparks were used as locations. In some scenes, the movie intercuts stock footage with shots that were presumably done in Los Angeles (and no, they don’t match at all. Continuity was obviously not a concern). The first one is a small field that I suspect was out in the San Fernando Valley. Some of the shots appear to show homes under construction.
[Update: This is the 1932 film “Fireman, Save My Child.” Thanks to everybody who contributed to the discussion!]
The pitcher’s mound.
Mystery first base.
Mystery third base. Looks like homes are under construction in the background.
Who’s on second?
Our mystery batter is not really holding two bats. The screen capture blurred it.
Our mystery pitcher is Joe E. Brown.
Here’s an overall shot of our second mystery ballpark.
The view from home.
I know! Let’s put a catcher’s mask over the camera!
Our mystery ballpark has a metal tower beyond the wall. Possibly lights for night games.
Another view of our mystery ballpark. Any ideas?