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The Pride of the Yankees -- The story of one of the greatest American heroes, baseball phenomenon Lou Gehrig, follows the Iron Horse from his childhood in New York.


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Jo Swerling (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
5 March 1943 (USA) See more »
THE Private LIFE OF A GREAT Public HERO! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »
The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 10 nominations See more »
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The #1 Gary Cooper Movie-Oscar or not See more (65 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Lou Gehrig

Teresa Wright ... Eleanor Twitchell 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 5)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Eleanor Gehrig .... appreciation to (as Mrs. Lou Gehrig)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
128 min | West Germany:87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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?

Multiple published sources have asserted that Gary Cooper, who was right-handed, could not master a convincing left-handed throw or swing like Lou Gehrig. To remedy the problem, the story went, he was filmed throwing right-handed while wearing a mirror-image uniform, and for batting sequences he would swing from the right side of the plate, then run to third instead of first base; technicians then reversed the print of the film. However, Tom Shieber, a curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has shown that Cooper did indeed learn to bat left-handed, and never wore a backwards Yankees uniform nor ran to third base after swinging. Film footage was "flipped" only once, during a brief sequence portraying Gehrig's minor-league days at Hartford, in order to make Cooper appear to be throwing left-handed. Scenes requiring Cooper to throw a ball as a Yankee were filmed using his stand-in, Babe Herman.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the collage of Gehrig's first road trip as a starter, when the Yanks are in Washington, they show a runner running from 1st base & sliding into home, under the catcher's tag. (It's known that they flipped the film to make Cooper, a right hander, look like he was left handed, like Gehrig.)See more »
Lou Gehrig:People have to live their own lives. Nobody can live it for you. Nobody could have made a baseball player out of Uncle Otto, and nobody can make anything but a baseball player out of me.See more »
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Why did the movie show Lou Gehrig wearing number #4 when he wore #5?
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The #1 Gary Cooper Movie-Oscar or not, 28 January 2006
Author: delldude1 from United States

"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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