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The Pride of St. Louis (1952)

 -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  2 May 1952 (USA)
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Jerome Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean
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Patricia Nash Dean
Richard Hylton ...
Johnny Kendall
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Paul Dean
Hugh Sanders ...
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Moose
Leo Cleary ...
Houston Mgr. Ed Monroe (as Leo T. Cleary)
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

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His strong right arm rocketed him to Fame - he was . . . . . The Pride of St. Louis See more »

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When Dizzy is pitching for the Cubs in the World Series, the Wrigley Field scoreboard behind him shows a full schedule of other games being played at the same time. See more »

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Roscoe: Can Dizzy come out and play?
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Featured in The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) See more »

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Stompin' at the Savoy
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Music by Edgar M. Sampson
Played at the tavern when Dean orders whiskey
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Another solid baseball bio-pic that is worth adding to any collection
24 January 2006 | by (California - Film Capitol of the World) – See all my reviews

Dan Dailey gives a sincere and colorful performance as the great Dizzy Dean. His handling of the character is very true to life and captures the flavor of Dean's background and limited education. The film of course centers around Dizzy Deans rise to fame and his sudden trip to the sidelines with an injury he chose to ignore, much to his regret. His wife is splendidly portrayed by Joanna Dru who gives a very down to earth quality to the woman who loved and supported the ballplayer who rose to a "dizzying height" so quickly. The portrayal of Dizzy's later career as a sportscaster is honest and unflinching, reflecting his troubles which stemmed from his poor education and his colorful language both on and off the air. Dizzy was quite a character and Daily has breathed life into his story with admirable skill. If you enjoyed this film, I recommend the comedy "Kid from Left Field" (1953) wherein Daily plays a down and out has-been ballplayer idolized by his young son (Billy Chapin). Daily again fleshes out a ballplayer in a completely satisfying manner. I heartily recommend Pride of St. Louis to baseball fans everywhere.


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