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Director:
Writers:
Jo Swerling (screenplay) and
Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 March 1943 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
THE Private LIFE OF A GREAT Public HERO! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »
Plot:
The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Moving biography of legendary baseball player See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Henry Louis 'Lou' Gehrig

Teresa Wright ... Eleanor Twitchell

Babe Ruth ... Babe Ruth

Walter Brennan ... Sam Blake
Dan Duryea ... Hank Hanneman
Elsa Janssen ... Christina 'Mom' Gehrig
Ludwig Stössel ... Henry 'Pop' Gehrig (as Ludwig Stossel)
Virginia Gilmore ... Myra Tinsley
Bill Dickey ... Bill Dickey
Ernie Adams ... Miller Huggins
Pierre Watkin ... Frank Twitchell
Harry Harvey ... Joe McCarthy
Bob Meusel ... Bob Meusel (as Robert W. Meusel)
Mark Koenig ... Mark Koenig
Bill Stern ... Bill Stern
Addison Richards ... Jim

Hardie Albright ... Van Tuyl
Edward Fielding ... Clinic Doctor
George Lessey ... Walter Otto, Mayor of New Rochelle
Edgar Barrier ... Hospital Doctor
Douglas Croft ... Lou Gehrig as a Boy
Gene Collins ... Billy
David Holt ... Billy, at 17
Ray Noble and His Orchestra ... Orchestra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Agresti ... Barber (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ... Bellhop with Flowers (uncredited)
Walter Anthony ... Merril (uncredited)
Hooper Atchley ... Lathered Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)
Bettye Avery ... Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
Becky Bohanon ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Photographer in Hospital (uncredited)
Roy Brent ... Yankee Ballplayer (uncredited)
Betty Brewer ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Girl Show Barker (uncredited)
Charles Cane ... Plumber (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Plumber (uncredited)
Burr Caruth ... Village Storekeeper (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Motorcycle Cop #2 (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Mark - Player in Locker Room (uncredited)
Bill Chaney ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ... Photographer (uncredited)
Janet Chapman ... Tessie (uncredited)
Spencer Charters ... Mr. Larsen (uncredited)
Porter Chase ... Weight Guesser (uncredited)

Dane Clark ... Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Wallpaper Hanger (uncredited)
Hal Cooke ... Man in Cab (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ... Motorcycle Cop #1 (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Reporter in Hospital (uncredited)
Eva Dennison ... Mrs. Worthington (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Disappointed Fan #1 (uncredited)
Peter Du Rey ... Photographer in Hospital (uncredited)
Lorna Dunn ... Clinic Nurse (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Spectator (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... Yankee Third Base Coach (uncredited)
Walter Fenner ... Dentist (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Yankee Ballplayer (uncredited)
Charles Flynn ... Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Rosina Galli ... Mrs. Fabrini (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Tunnel of Love Barker (uncredited)
Vaughan Glaser ... Doctor in Gehrig Home (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Maid (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Second Paper Hanger (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Reporter in Hospital Room (uncredited)
Harry Hayden ... Department Store Manager (uncredited)
Vinton Hayworth ... Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Furniture Mover (uncredited)
John Hiestand ... Announcer (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Bottle Game Operator (uncredited)
Fay Holderness ... Spectator (uncredited)
John Ince ... Man in Box Seat (uncredited)
Mitchell Ingraham ... Barber (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Carnival Batting Game Operator (uncredited)
Jack Irwin ... Photographer in Hospital (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ... Sportsman at Ballgame (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ... Boy in Ball Park (uncredited)
John Kellogg ... Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Photographer (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Broker (uncredited)
Pat Lane ... Wheel of Chance Barker (uncredited)
Larry Lawson ... Barker (uncredited)
Rex Lease ... Spectator (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Neighbor Leaning Through Window (uncredited)
Frank Lyman ... Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Dave Manley ... Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ... Rathskeller Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ralph McCullough ... Reporter in Hospital (uncredited)
George McDonald ... Wally Pipp (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Strength Machine Operator (uncredited)
James McNamara ... Rathskeller Manager (uncredited)
John Merkyl ... Spectator (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Sportsman at Ballgame (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Pat Moriarity ... Policeman in 1915 (uncredited)
Tom Neal ... Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Ray Noble ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Patsy O'Byrne ... Scrubwoman (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Freshman (uncredited)
John B. Old ... Reporter (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Scorecard Vendor (uncredited)
Sarah Padden ... Mrs. Roberts (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Chicago Policeman O'Doul (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Policeman (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Photographer (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Disappointed Fan #2 (uncredited)
Art Rowlands ... Telephone Man (uncredited)
William Roy ... Joe Fabrini (uncredited)
Rip Russell ... Laddie (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Sasha's Mother (uncredited)
C. Montague Shaw ... Mr. Worthington (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Hammond (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... First Paper Hanger (uncredited)
Jack Stewart ... Ed Barrow (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Conductor (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ... Cake Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Jimmy Valentine ... Sasha - Boy Playing Baseball (uncredited)
Gohr Van Vleck ... Furniture Mover (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Eleanor's Landlady (uncredited)
Veloz ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Malcolm Waite ... Big Strength Machine Contestant (uncredited)
James Westerfield ... Spectator (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Sportsman at Ballgame (uncredited)
Max Willenz ... Mr. Colletti (uncredited)
Buddy Williams ... Bootblack (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Little Strength Machine Contestant (uncredited)
Robert Winkler ... Murphy (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Freshman (uncredited)
Yolanda ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Wood 
 
Writing credits
Jo Swerling (screenplay) and
Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay)

Paul Gallico (original story)

Damon Runyon (prologue)

Paul Gallico  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Vincent Lawrence  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Casey Robinson  uncredited

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell 
 
Production Design by
William Cameron Menzies 
 
Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lonnie D'Orsa .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Sherwood .... assistant director
 
Art Department
McClure Capps .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Frank Maher .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Binger .... special photographic effects (as R.O. Binger)
Jack Cosgrove .... special photographic effects
Albert Simpson .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hal McAlpin .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fletcher Henderson .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ed Barrow .... advice and cooperation: New York Yankees (as Mr. Ed Barrow)
Pat Flaherty .... technical advisor: baseball
Samuel Goldwyn .... presenter
Christy Walsh .... liaison: New York Yankees cooperation
Babe Herman .... double: Gary Cooper in longshot (uncredited)
Babe Herman .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Lefty O'Doul .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Eleanor Gehrig .... appreciation to (as Mrs. Lou Gehrig)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
128 min | West Germany:87 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Samuel Goldwyn promised Mrs. Lou Gehrig that the movie "would be changed just the way I wanted it if I found anything to criticize in the uncut version. I felt I wanted to know if it was Lou's real life story and not colored and over dramatized." After seeing the movie in a projection room at the Sam Goldwyn Studio, Mrs. Gehrig said, "I saw Goldwyn, who was waiting for me...I told him of my gratitude for the fine treatment and the careful attention to every detail, I didn't ask for one solitary deletion or addition. I accepted the picture exactly as it was made. That's how good I think it is."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the game with the home runs for the boy in the hospital, one shot of the infield shows a dirt path between home plate and the pitcher's mound; all other infield shots show grass in that area.See more »
Quotes:
Lou Gehrig:Is it three strikes, Doc?
Clinic doctor:You want it straight?
Lou Gehrig:Sure, straight.
Clinic doctor:It's three strikes.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)See more »

FAQ

Why did the movie show Lou Gehrig wearing number #4 when he wore #5?
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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Moving biography of legendary baseball player, 1 March 2000
Author: Dan Franzen (dfranzen70) from United States

In today's era of greedy athletes and their employers, the story of Lou Gehrig seems almost quaint. Here's a young man who by all accounts was selfless, kind-hearted, and rather introverted. And, of course, it didn't hurt that he was also a very good baseball player too. Put him on a lineup card today and he might not be the same player. Up until a few years ago, Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games played was a record, a record that many thought would stand forever. For 16 years he was in the lineup as the Yankees' first baseman, never asking out for any reason. That alone should show you how special a person Gehrig was.

This biography is pretty straightforward. Unlike many of its kind, it doesn't show its protagonist somehow succeeding against all odds. Gehrig didn't have an abusive mother, he wasn't beaten up by kids at school, he wasn't learning-disabled, he didn't have attention-deficit disorder, he didn't come from abject poverty. He was simply a son in a working-class, immigrant family, as many were during the early decades of this century. And that's why Gehrig is so special to so many people - he symbolises their own hopes.

Gary Cooper is aces as Gehrig, and Teresa Wright is wonderful as his wife, Eleanor. If there's anything imperfect about the movie, it's that it is...well, a little predictable. That's something biopics can't avoid, of course, so it's no big problem. But even if most of the film doesn't impress you, the final speech at Yankee Stadium - when Gehrig was suffering visibly from the disease that would eventually be named after him - will move you past tears. And even better, when Gehrig's done his brief speech, he walks offscreen. If that movie were written today, he'd play another game and hit a game-winning home run. It's this film's honesty and sincerity that win you over.

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