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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:
Cooper's most likeable performance...a heartfelt tribute to a great man... 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 was initially reluctant about making the film as he believed that baseball movies were box office poison. He was persuaded to do it when he viewed footage of Gehrig's famous farewell speech.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The second home run that Gehrig hits in the World Series game against St. Louis Cardinals (Gehrig promised a child in the hospital that he would hit two home runs) begins as a low line drive sinking as it passes the infield; it suddenly takes a different trajectory and becomes a home run.See more »
Quotes:
Eleanor Gehrig:Lou Gehrig, I could learn to like you.See more »
Soundtrack:
I'll See You in My DreamsSee more »

FAQ

Why did the movie show Lou Gehrig wearing number #4 when he wore #5?
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Cooper's most likeable performance...a heartfelt tribute to a great man..., 13 August 2003
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Gary Cooper may have won his Oscar for SERGEANT YORK--but I think he deserved it even more for PRIDE OF THE YANKEES. I've never seen him give a more heartfelt, natural and completely likeable performance than I have here. And Teresa Wright is glowing as his sweetheart.

It tells Lou Gehrig's story in a simple, straightforward manner with only an occasional bit of Hollywood corn, the kind so typical of the 1940s. But the main storyline is carried by Cooper and Wright with some great assist from Walter Brennan. Brennan drops a lot of his cornball mannerisms (the kind he uses he in all his Western roles) and plays it straight here--with excellent results.

But it's Cooper's achievement--no doubt about that. If the last twenty minutes of the film don't move you to tears, you're made of stone. Cooper gets across the panic and fear that hits him with the first signs of his illness--with a subtle show of facial expressions. He's really into his character here and gives one of the best performances of his career.

Knowing someone who died from this disease, I was especially moved at how the first signs of illness were shown here.

Douglas Croft does a fine job as the young Lou--and by the way, whatever happened to him? He played Ronald Reagan as a boy in KINGS ROW and did several other films in the '40s. And how come Dane Clark received no billing in the credits? He was only seen early on in the film but he had a line of dialogue as one of Lou's fraternity pals. He had no credit in Alan Ladd's THE GLASS KEY too--he's the man Brian Donlevy shoves through a plate glass window. A year later he was being given the star buildup at Warner Bros.

A great film and a wonderful tribute to Lou Gehrig.



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