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
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Samuel Goldwyn was initially reluctant about making the film as he believed that baseball movies were box office poison. He was persuaded to do it when he viewed footage of Gehrig's famous farewell speech. See more »
Lou Gehrig played his first game as a Yankee during the 1923 season. Yet when he enters the Yankee clubhouse for the first time (looking at the lockers, trying on his hat), the lockers of Mark Koenig and Bill Dickey are shown. Koenig did not join the Yankees until 1925, nor Dickey until 1928. See more »
"The Pride of the Yankees", is in my humble opinion, one of the absolute best sports movies ever made. Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright were undeniably believable as Mr and Mrs Lou Gehrig, and I personally choke up each time I see this movie. The scenery around the ballpark was an experience for someone who has never been to New York, much less root for the current Yankees. It displayed real players, Babe Ruth, et al, and was such an enjoyable movie, that I watch this movie every chance I get. To this day, there are no actors or actresses that can make you believe they are a couple like Gary and Teresa did. Those days are gone, but on the bright side........we have this movie to look back and remember baseball, and its heroes that stayed with a team and played for pride......"The Pride of the Yankees" is a treasure to baseball lore, and it allowed those not yet around, to enter the baseball world of old, and experience what no longer is.
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