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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When Samuel Goldwyn began looking for someone to play Lou Gehrig in "Pride of the Yankees," he quizzed baseball writers. The Sporting News polled the fans, and their pick was Cleveland Indians pitcher Johnny Humphries because of the strong facial resemblance. Goodwyn considered the candidates but instead chose a seasoned pro actor Gary Cooper for the role. See more »
When young Lou hits the ball, a close-up shows the pitcher in his wind-up almost-to or at-ball release with his arm forward of his body. However, when the view becomes a longer shot, the pitcher is still in his wind-up with his arm behind his head, moving forward. 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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