The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series. Written by
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Hats off to THE BABE! The laugh-by-laugh, tear-by-tear, cheer-by-cheer story of America's most beloved guy...
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The film was rushed for release while Babe Ruth
himself was still alive, which is why the movie ended the way it did. George Herman Ruth attended the movie's premiere on Monday, July 26th, 1948. He died 21 days later on Monday, August 16th, 1948, 3 weeks before the theatrical release date on Monday, September 6th, 1948. See more
While the movie is ripe with factual errors, some of the ones associated with the Yankees 1927 season are probably the worst. Home uniforms are depicted as white with pinstripes with the word "YANKEES" on the front. In fact, the home uniforms had nothing on them...only the away uniforms...in gray...carried the word "YANKEES" on the front. Mel Allen is depicted broadcasting the game where Ruth hits his 60th home run. In fact, the Yankees regular season games were not broadcast until 1939 and Mel Allen was only 14 in 1927. See more
Referenced in Baseball
I'm Nobody's Baby
Written by Milton Ager
Sung by Gertrude Niesen
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