Damn Yankees (1958)

35mm film, Technicolor
mono, English

An American comedy fantasy film directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen.

Plot Summary

A fan of ailing team the Washington Senators makes a pact with to help them win the league pennant.


* = uncredited

Directed by: George Abbott and Stanley Donen
© MVMLVIII [1958] by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a George Abbott, Stanley Donen production
Produced by: George Abbott and Stanley Donen
Associate Producers: Frederick Brisson, Robert Griffith, Harold Prince
Screenplay by: George Abbott
Based upon the play “Damn Yankees” book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
From Douglass Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant
Music and Lyrics by: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Produced by: Brisson Frederick Brisson], Griffith Robert Griffith] and Prince Harold Prince]
Assistant Director: Ivan Volk
Director of Photography: Harold Lipstein
Film Editor: Frank Bracht
Music and Lyrics by: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Sound by: Stanley Jones, Dolph Thomas
RCA Sound Recording
Makeup Supervision: Gordon Bau
Production and Costumes Designed by: William and Jean Eckart
Art Director: Stanley Fleischer
Set Decorator: John P. Austin
Choreography by: Bob Fosse
Locations: Washington, District of Columbia, USA *; Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA *
Studio: Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank Studios, Burbank, California, USA *

Tab Hunter [Joe Hardy]
Gwen Verdon [Lola]
Ray Walston [The Devil]
Russ Brown
Shannon Bolin
Nathaniel Frey
Jimmie Komack
Rae Allen
Robert Shafer
Jean Stapleton
Albert Linville

Alternative Titles

Cette satanée Lola – Belgium (French)
Czego pragnie Lola – Poland
Ett litet hår av hin – Sweden
Lola du diable – Belgium (French)
Lola vælter byen – Denmark
Malditos yanquis – Spain
Mitä Lola tahtoo – Finland
What Lola Wants – UK

Damn Yankees! (1967)

Extracts included in
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)
Diamonds on the Silver Screen (1992)
on the Silver Screen (1997)



  • Motion Picture Herald vol.214 no.7 (21 February 1959) p.27 – note (Film buyers rating)


  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.91 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.86 – credits
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy by David Pringle (general ed.) p.62 – credits, review