The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »
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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
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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 »
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 »
[his farewell speech]
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 »
"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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