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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:
The Life of Lou Gehrig: Baseball Player and American Hero. 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:
Lefty O'Doul worked with Gary Cooper to improve his batting style.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The Yankees played 2 World Series against the Cardinals when Lou Gehrig was on the team - 1926 and 1928. Whichever World Series the movie was depicting (assumedly 1928, the one where Gehrig hit 2 home-runs in one game), Gehrig's #4 is clearly visible in those scenes. But the baseball team uniforms did not have numbers on their backs until 1929.See more »
Quotes:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Ain't We Got FunSee more »

FAQ

Why did the movie show Lou Gehrig wearing number #4 when he wore #5?
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The Life of Lou Gehrig: Baseball Player and American Hero., 1 April 2003
Author: tfrizzell from United States

A touching and emotional experience about the life of late-New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (played brilliantly by the always excellent Gary Cooper, Oscar-nominated). By 1939 Gehrig was saying farewell to baseball prematurely due to a rare muscle disorder that today bears the hero's name. Shortly after Gehrig's famous speech, he would indeed pass away. "The Pride of the Yankees" (made less than three years after his death) is a moving tribute that is first-class in every way imaginable. We meet the character as a young boy whose strict mother wants him to be an engineer. As the years pass though he cannot deny his love of the grand old game. Sportswriter Walter Brennan (who was always outstanding as well) becomes the biggest supporter of Gehrig, even though Gehrig seems out-of-place in the big city at times and seems more concerned about baseball than anything else (which bothers some inside of the Yankees circle, mainly due to Babe Ruth's famous antics). As the years pass, championships come and a constant is always Gehrig who set a record with 2,130 consecutive games played (Cal Ripken, Jr. would later break that record in 1995). He finds love with a young woman from Chicago (Oscar-nominee Teresa Wright) and it appears that happiness is all that the couple will experience. Sadly that would not be the case though. Sam Wood's heart-felt direction and a focused screenplay (which is a bit sappy at times) just add an odd element of grace that endears the film to most all movie-goers. Babe Ruth does play himself here and is a surprisingly excellent performer who allows himself to be taken out of the spotlight to tell Gehrig's story. He ends up being a really solid supporting actor. I do admit that "The Pride of the Yankees" is slightly flawed. Some things seem a bit staged (most notably the young child in the hospital), but overall the film is right on target. Anyone who loves baseball, loves movies and has feelings (whether good, bad or indifferent) about the Yankees should definitely give "The Pride of the Yankees" an at-bat. It is a stunning experience that is suitable for the whole family and teaches the whole audience about love, friendship, compassion, life, death and heroism. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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