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The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 5 March 1943 (USA)
The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lou Gehrig
... Eleanor Gehrig
... Babe Ruth
... Sam Blake
... Hank Hanneman
... Mom Gehrig
... Pop Gehrig (as Ludwig Stossel)
... Myra
Bill Dickey ... Bill Dickey
... Miller Huggins
... Mr. Twitchell
... Joe McCarthy
Bob Meusel ... Robert W. Meusel (as Robert W. Meusel)
Mark Koenig ... Mark Koenig
Bill Stern ... Bill Stern
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Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech at his farewell day in 1939. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Intimate and thrilling drama of a hero of the headlines... the girl who had his love and shared his life, but dared not question his one secret! See more »


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5 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Der große Wurf  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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

When Lou and Eleanor are introduced at the Chicago restaurant, a house band is heard playing "I'll See You in My Dreams" in the background. The song was not published until 1924, a year after Gehrig's rookie debut (when the scene takes place). See more »

Quotes

Eleanor Gehrig: Lou Gehrig, I could learn to like you.
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Crazy Credits

The final opening credit card is shared by Director Sam Wood and Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.] See more »

Connections

Version of A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't We Got Fun
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Gus Kahn and Ray Egan
Played at the college dance and partially sung by Virginia Gilmore
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The #1 Gary Cooper Movie-Oscar or not
28 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

"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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