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The Stratton Story (1949)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, Romance | June 1949 (USA)
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Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Douglas Morrow (screenplay), Guy Trosper (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Stewart ... Monty Stratton
June Allyson ... Ethel
Frank Morgan ... Barney Wile
Agnes Moorehead ... Ma Stratton
Bill Williams ... Eddie Dibson
Bruce Cowling ... Ted Lyons
Cliff Clark Cliff Clark ... Josh Higgins
Mary Lawrence ... Dot
Dean White Dean White ... Luke Appling
Robert Gist ... Earnie
Gene Bearden ... Gene Bearden
Bill Dickey Bill Dickey ... Bill Dickey
Jimmy Dykes ... Jimmy Dykes
Mervyn Shea Mervyn Shea ... Mervyn Shea
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Storyline

The movie is about Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton (Jimmy Stewart), who in the 1930s, compiled a 37-19 won-loss record in three seasons. After he became the winningest right-hander in the American League, his major league career ended prematurely when a hunting accident in 1938 forced doctors to amputate his right leg. With a wooden leg and his wife Ethel's (June Allyson) help, Stratton made a successful minor league comeback in 1946, continuing to pitch in minor leagues throughout the rest of the 1940s and into the 1950s. Written by <graz@gol.com>

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James Stewart - June Allyson, In The True Romance of The Year


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Trivia

An homage to Monty Stratton can be found in an episode of The Twilight Zone The Twilight Zone: The Fugitive (1962). In this episode, a little girl needs a leg brace to walk and she is also a baseball fan. A picture of Monty Stratton is on the wall by her bed. See more »

Goofs

In Monte Stratton's pitching debut versus the NY Yankees, Joe DiMaggio is shown circling the bases in stock footage. However, Stratton debuted in 1934 and DiMaggio didn't show up in the majors until 1936. See more »

Quotes

Monty Stratton: Honey, do you know there's a tailor in Chicago that gives a suit of clothes away to any ballplayer that hits the scoreboard in center field? As of yesterday the New York Yankees are the best dressed team in baseball.
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Hail to the Chief
(uncredited)
Music by James Sanderson
Played when the Washington pennant is shown
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Some people just don't know when they are beat.
21 February 2000 | by shell-26See all my reviews

Relax and enjoy this excellent story about a comeback against the odds.

Jimmy Stewart was made to play this small town ball-player who makes it to the big time only see his dreams. Apparently a true story and featuring several bona fide stars of baseball it is a good enough yarn, even for a Limey like me. Fans of Jimmy Stewart will just lap it up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life of Monte Stratton See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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