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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 »
Genre:
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 »
NewsDesk:
(32 articles)
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Made me even more of a baseball fan See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Lou Gehrig

Teresa Wright ... Eleanor Gehrig

Babe Ruth ... Babe Ruth

Walter Brennan ... Sam Blake

Dan Duryea ... Hank Hanneman

Elsa Janssen ... Mom Gehrig

Ludwig Stössel ... Pop Gehrig (as Ludwig Stossel)

Virginia Gilmore ... Myra
Bill Dickey ... Bill Dickey

Ernie Adams ... Miller Huggins

Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Twitchell

Harry Harvey ... Joe McCarthy
Bob Meusel ... Robert W. Meusel (as Robert W. Meusel)
Mark Koenig ... Mark Koenig
Bill Stern ... Bill Stern

Addison Richards ... Coach

Hardie Albright ... Van Tuyl
Edward Fielding ... Clinic Doctor

George Lessey ... Mayor of New Rochelle

Edgar Barrier ... Hospital Doctor

Douglas Croft ... Lou Gehrig as a Boy
Gene Collins ... Billy - Age 8
David Holt ... Billy - Age 17
Veloz ... Specialty Dancer
Yolanda ... Specialty Dancer
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)

Edwin August ... Restaurant Patron (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)
Herschel Graham ... Spectator (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)
Maurice Marks ... Player (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ... Rathskeller Headwaiter (uncredited)

John C. McCallum ... Minor Role (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)

Dorothy Vernon ... Family Friend (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)

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 (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell (film editor)
 
Production Design by
William Cameron Menzies (production designed by)
 
Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert (costumes) (as Rene 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 recorder
 
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)
Samuel Goldwyn .... presenter
Christy Walsh .... liaison: New York Yankees cooperation
Pat Flaherty .... technical advisor: baseball (uncredited)
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)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:Btl | USA:TV-PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8295) | West Germany:6 (f) (heavily cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Babe Ruth missed several days of shooting and filming during the production, because of his own illness.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: As Gehrig (Cooper) is doing his homework at Columbia, he writes with his right hand. While Gehrig batted and threw left-handed, like many lefties of the era (perhaps because of "correction" in school), he wrote with his right hand.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Auld Lang SyneSee more »

FAQ

Why did the movie show Lou Gehrig wearing number #4 when he wore #5?
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Made me even more of a baseball fan, 26 October 2002

After seeing this movie, I went out and bought the Ken Burns documentary on Baseball. It's amazing how nice of a guy Lou Gherig was! He was a true gentleman. He brought his Mom to ALL THE GAMES. He was a true hero as well. I liked this movie and it was very sad to see Lou get stiff toward the end of the movie. Babe Ruth played himself and that was no hard task for him. I bought this movie it was so darn good.

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