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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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Intimate and thrilling drama of a hero of the headlines... the girl who had his love and shared his life, but dared not question his one secret! See more »


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Director Sam Wood shot the famous final speech at the same Yankee Stadium site where Gehrig had made it. Soon after the movie ends with Lou disappearing into darkness behind the dugout. But the studio wanted to "corn up" the ending by adding a final kiss between Gehrig and his wife. Wood said he 'told them what I thought and got the ending back again'. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Walter Brennan gets stopped by two motorcycle cops while driving Lou and his wife to the ballpark just after their 1933 marriage, a 1941 Buick business coupe (as a police car) is shown. A subsequent shot on a thoroughfare shows various 1940-41 cars. See more »

Quotes

[his farewell speech]
Lou Gehrig: Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
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The final opening credit card is shared by Director Sam Wood and Production Design by William Cameron Menzies. See more »

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Featured in The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) See more »

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Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
(1922) (uncredited)
Music Fred Fisher
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The #1 Gary Cooper Movie-Oscar or not
28 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"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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