Fear Strikes Out

by Robert Mulligan 1h40min United States 1956
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Film details

Fear Strikes Out
by Robert Mulligan

True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball.

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  • Anthony Perkins : Jimmy Piersall
  • Karl Malden : John Piersall
  • And with: Norma Moore, Perry Wilson, Adam Williams, Bart Burns, Brian G. Hutton, Peter J. Votrian


  • Director Robert Mulligan
  • Scenario Ted Berkman, Raphael Blau
  • Original work author James A. Piersall
  • Photo director Haskell Boggs
  • Costume Design Edith Head
  • Sound Paul Franz, Charles Grenzbach
  • Editing Aaron Stell
  • Original music Elmer Bernstein
  • Producer Alan J. Pakula
  • Production Compagny Paramount Pictures
  • Distributor Paramount Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1956
  • Release date for France12/13/1957
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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