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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.


Harmon Jones


Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Guy Trosper (story)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »




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)


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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His strong right arm rocketed him to Fame - he was . . . . . The Pride of St. Louis See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport


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Did You Know?


Game scenes in Sportsman's Park, in which Dizzy Dean pitches as a Cardinal, clearly show light towers in the background and the shadows of stadium lights on the field. Sportsman's Park did not have lights until 1940, three years after Dean's last game with the Cardinals. See more »


Roscoe: Can Dizzy come out and play?
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Featured in The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) See more »


Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played at the restaurant when Pat asks Dean about when he was young
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"Much of the plot line is reasonably close to the facts of Dizzy Dean's life..."
1 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Pride of St. Louis" is aptly named, as like "Pride of the Yankees", the film was written by the great screenwriter, Herman Mankiewicz. However, despite this, I kept questioning throughout the film how much of this was fact and how much was fancy. Well, according to Wikipedia, which I quote above, it is REASONABLY close to the facts! In other words, it's kind of his life...kind of not! This, along with the odd casting of 37 year-old Dan Dailey (who looked older, incidentally) took me out of the film and led me to believe I was watching a lot of fiction!

Now doing a film about the career of Jerome 'Dizzy' Dean is a bit unusual because the man only had five good years in the major leagues until he was injured and apparently washed up. The same was true of his brother, Paul 'Daffy' Dean...though his career was even shorter. Overall, it's an enjoyable film but if you want to learn about the real Dean, you might want to keep looking elsewhere.

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Release Date:

20 October 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem do Dia 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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