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 ...
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »
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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Just before the start of New York Yankee home games (as of August 2018), the main scoreboard displays an image of a movie-theater marquee with the names of the Yankees and their opponents. Flanking the entrance of the theater are posters for two other attractions: The Babe Ruth Story (1948) and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). See more »
The song Singing in the Rain was composed in 1931 yet the movie has Claire sing the song before Ruth and his Boston teammates at a theatrical show 13 years before it was written. See more »
This has to be one of the worst sports films ever made, if not the worst. Babe Ruth's story was brought to the screen in a sickishly sweet manner by an actor who just didn't fit the role well.
The Goodman film, "Babe", had more historical accuracy and was light years better, but still, I'm rather surprised that no outstanding film bio about the greatest player of the greatest game has never been made.
Comments have been made about Babe Ruth himself as an actor. I have to say that Babe Ruth, in his film appearance in "Pride of The Yankees", was a considerably better and more capable actor than William Bendix.
Billy Crystal, you did a great job on "61*". It's time to step to the plate and put together a REAL film on Babe Ruth!
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