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The Pride of the Yankees ()


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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

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Lou Gehrig
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Eleanor Gehrig
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Babe Ruth
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Sam Blake
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Hank Hanneman
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Mom Gehrig
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Pop Gehrig (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Myra
Bill Dickey ...
Bill Dickey
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Miller Huggins
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Mr. Twitchell
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Joe McCarthy
Bob Meusel ...
Robert W. Meusel (as Robert W. Meusel)
Mark Koenig ...
Mark Koenig
Bill Stern ...
Bill Stern
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Coach
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Van Tuyl
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Clinic Doctor
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Mayor of New Rochelle
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Hospital Doctor
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Lou Gehrig as a Boy
Gene Collins ...
Billy - Age 8
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Billy - Age 17
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Specialty Dancer (as Veloz and Yolanda)
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Specialty Dancer (as Veloz and Yolanda)
Ray Noble and His Orchestra ...
Orchestra (as Ray Noble and his Orchestra)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Agresti ...
Barber (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ...
Bellhop with Flowers (uncredited)
Walter Anthony ...
Merril (uncredited)
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Lathered Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Bettye Avery ...
Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
Becky Bohanon ...
Little Girl (uncredited)
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Photographer in Hospital (uncredited)
Roy Brent ...
Yankee Ballplayer (uncredited)
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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)
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Mark - Player in Locker Room (uncredited)
Bill Chaney ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ...
Photographer (uncredited)
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Tessie (uncredited)
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Mr. Larsen (uncredited)
Porter Chase ...
Weight Guesser (uncredited)
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Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
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Wallpaper Hanger (uncredited)
Hal Cooke ...
Man in Cab (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Cop #1 (uncredited)
John Daheim ...
Reporter in Hospital (uncredited)
Eva Dennison ...
Mrs. Worthington (uncredited)
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Disappointed Fan #1 (uncredited)
Peter Du Rey ...
Photographer in Hospital (uncredited)
Lorna Dunn ...
Clinic Nurse (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
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Yankee Third Base Coach (uncredited)
Walter Fenner ...
Dentist (uncredited)
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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)
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Maid (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Second Paper Hanger (uncredited)
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Reporter in Hospital Room (uncredited)
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Department Store Manager (uncredited)
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Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ...
Furniture Mover (uncredited)
John Hiestand ...
Announcer (uncredited)
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Bottle Game Operator (uncredited)
Fay Holderness ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Man in Box Seat (uncredited)
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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)
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Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Photographer (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ...
Broker (uncredited)
Pat Lane ...
Wheel of Chance Barker (uncredited)
Larry Lawson ...
Barker (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
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Neighbor Leaning Through Window (uncredited)
Frank Lyman ...
Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
Dave Manley ...
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (uncredited)
Maurice Marks ...
Player (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ...
Rathskeller Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph McCullough ...
Reporter in Hospital (uncredited)
George McDonald ...
Wally Pipp (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ...
Strength Machine Operator (uncredited)
James McNamara ...
Rathskeller Manager (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
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Sportsman at Ballgame (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell ...
Headwaiter (uncredited)
Pat Moriarity ...
Policeman in 1915 (uncredited)
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Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
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Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Patsy O'Byrne ...
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
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Freshman (uncredited)
John B. Old ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Garry Owen ...
Scorecard Vendor (uncredited)
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Mrs. Roberts (uncredited)
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Chicago Policeman O'Doul (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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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)
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Sasha's Mother (uncredited)
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Mr. Worthington (uncredited)
Jack Shea ...
Hammond (uncredited)
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First Paper Hanger (uncredited)
Jack Stewart ...
Ed Barrow (uncredited)
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Conductor (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ...
Cake Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Jimmy Valentine ...
Sasha - Boy Playing Baseball (uncredited)
Gohr Van Vleck ...
Furniture Mover (uncredited)
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Eleanor's Landlady (uncredited)
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Family Friend (uncredited)
Malcolm Waite ...
Big Strength Machine Contestant (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
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Sportsman at Ballgame (uncredited)
Max Willenz ...
Mr. Colletti (uncredited)
Buddy Williams ...
Bootblack (uncredited)
Charles Williams ...
Little Strength Machine Contestant (uncredited)
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Murphy (uncredited)
Allen Wood ...
Freshman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Wood

Written by

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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

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Samuel Goldwyn ... producer

Music by

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Leigh Harline

Cinematography by

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Rudolph Maté ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Daniel Mandell

Production Design by

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William Cameron Menzies

Art Direction by

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Perry Ferguson

Set Decoration by

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Howard Bristol ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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René Hubert ... (costumes) (as Rene Hubert)

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Norbert A. Myles ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lonnie D'Orsa ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Sherwood ... assistant director

Art Department

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McClure Capps ... associate art director

Sound Department

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Frank Maher ... sound recorder

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Ray Binger ... special photographic effects (as R.O. Binger)
Jack Cosgrove ... special photographic effects
Albert Simpson ... matte artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hal McAlpin ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Irving Berlin ... the song "Always" by
Fletcher Henderson ... music arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ed Barrow ... advice and cooperation: New York Yankees (as Mr. Ed Barrow)
Samuel Goldwyn ... presenter
Christy Walsh ... liaison: New York Yankees cooperation
Pat Flaherty ... technical advisor: baseball (uncredited)
Babe Herman ... double: Gary Cooper in longshot (uncredited) / technical advisor (uncredited)
Lefty O'Doul ... technical advisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Eleanor Gehrig ... appreciation to (as Mrs. Lou Gehrig)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines THE Private LIFE OF A GREAT Public HERO! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vainqueur du destin (France)
  • La fierté des Yankees (France)
  • Der große Wurf (Germany)
  • El orgullo de los Yanquis (Spain)
  • Гордость Янки (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 128 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In reality, Gary Cooper was decidedly not a fan of baseball and required extensive coaching in order to look even passable on a baseball diamond. In fact, he had never played the game before, even as a youth, and had never even seen a baseball game in person until he was hired for this film. See more »
Goofs As Gehrig (Cooper) is doing his homework at Columbia, he writes with his right hand. Whilst Gehrig batted and threw left-handed, like many lefties of the era (perhaps because of "correction" in school), he wrote with his right hand. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Diamonds on the Silver Screen (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Take Me Out to the Ball Game See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits acknowledgment: Appreciation is expressed for the gracious assistance of Eleanor Gehrig (as Mrs. Lou Gehrig) and for the cooperation of link=nm1561994] (as Mr. Ed Barrow) and the New York Yankees arranged by Christy Walsh. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
[his farewell speech]
Lou Gehrig: Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth... play ball!
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