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The Pride of St. Louis (1952)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 20 October 1952 (UK)
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

Director:

Harmon Jones

Writers:

Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Guy Trosper (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dan Dailey ... Jerome Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean
Joanne Dru ... Patricia Nash Dean
Richard Hylton ... Johnny Kendall
Richard Crenna ... Paul Dean
Hugh Sanders ... Horst
James Brown ... Moose
Leo Cleary 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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The Story of Dizzy Dean! See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1952 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

An establishing shot of the Detroit Tigers' venue for the 1934 World Series shows its name as "Briggs Stadium", which it wouldn't become until four years later. In 1934, it was still named, "Navin Field". See more »

Quotes

Roscoe: Can Dizzy come out and play?
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Connections

Featured in The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

National Emblem
(uncredited)
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Played when Dizzy and Pat run into Larry at the ballpark
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Candy coated story about a Hall of Fame pitcher.
10 July 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

This is the story of Jerome 'Dizzy' Dean, Hall of Fame pitcher of the St. Louis Cardinals. An injury caused early retirement, a bout with drinking and gambling; but his down home manner led to another career...baseball radio/tv announcing.

Dan Dailey is kind of ho-hum in his attempts at Dean's hayseed mannerisms. Richard Crenna plays Paul Dean, Dizzy's brother, who also pitched for the Cardinals.

Very little actual baseball action, but the movie is interesting and fun to watch. All little boys that have an interest in baseball should watch this along with PRIDE of THE YANKEES and the BABE RUTH STORY.

Also in the cast are Richard Hylton, Joanne Dru, Stuart Randall and Hugh Sanders. Remember to take a good whack and don't forget to slud into second.


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