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The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 5 March 1943 (USA)
The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.

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Pop Gehrig (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Robert W. Meusel (as Robert W. Meusel)
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Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech at his farewell day in 1939. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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A Yankee-k dicsősége  »

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Trivia

Lefty O'Doul worked with Gary Cooper to improve his batting style. See more »

Goofs

When a young Lou hits the baseball over the fence and breaks the store window, the police officer and store owner come running onto the field before Lou even gets to second base. This would be impossible reaction time for anyone to respond with the breaking of the windows just mere seconds before hand. See more »

Quotes

Lou Gehrig: All the arguing in the world can't change the decision of the umpire.
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Crazy Credits

The final opening credit card is shared by Director Sam Wood and Production Design by William Cameron Menzies. See more »


Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
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Now batting the first baseman, number 4, Tanglefoot, I mean Gehrig
30 August 2004 | by (Rego Park, NY) – See all my reviews

The story of Lou Gehrig, son of German immigrants, who went on to play first base for the Yankees throughout the 20's and 30's and set the then record of playing in 2,130 straight baseball games until he'd be sidelined forever from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the disease which now bears his name. The film can appeal to baseball fans, but really succeeds because of the strong focus on Lou's marriage to Eleanor which is the reason why the film is hallmarked, rather focusing mainly on the sports clichés seen in so many other sports movies of the era. (The fact of such a tragic case of Lou Gehrig contributed as well.) Cooper is great (as usual) and it seems to be the only choice to play the role. Wright also gives an excellent performance as Eleanor, and Brennan is his usual fun self as Blake. Great job by producer Goldwyn getting this one on film. Even the former players such as Babe Ruth and Bill Dickey in particular, carry themselves well with the film. A treat for all baseball fans. Some factual errors on Gehrig's career can be overlooked here. Rating, 10.


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