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

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1952 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

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

The montage of Texas League opposing teams includes "Galveston." Galveston did not have a team in the league at that time. See more »

Quotes

Roscoe: Can Dizzy come out and play?
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Connections

Edited into Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold My Mule While I Dance Josey
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played often in the score
Sung by Dan Dailey and others
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Ol' Diz Would Be Proud
30 March 2014 | by kckidjoseph-1See all my reviews

Dan Dailey gives substance and accurate flair to his portrayal of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a great pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s who went on to become a radio and TV broadcaster despite being grammar-challenged. Those of us of a certain age remember Dean's TV work on games of the week and credit him with instilling a real understanding and love of the sport. This film captures that mutual affection beautifully. The early-1950s Technicolor treatment and splashy gloss only serve to underscore the mood and temperature of the times. An exemplary element of the film, way ahead of its time, is the depiction of discrimination against certain segments of society. A very good, vastly underrated film.


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