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A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story ()


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Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball... See more »

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Eleanor Gehrig
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Lou Gehrig
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Joe McCarthy
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Babe Ruth
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Eleanor's Mother
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Mrs. Gehrig
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Claire Ruth
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Dr. Canlan
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Dr. Charles Mayo
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Dorothy
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Kitty McHie
Jennifer Penny ...
Jennifer
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Sophie Tucker
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Tony Lazzeri
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Lefty Gomez
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Bill Dickey
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Kenderly
Frederic Downs ...
Papa Gehrig (as Fred Downs)
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John Kieran
Robert Burr ...
Joe Durso
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Ed Barrow
Scott Mulhern ...
Bud
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Harry Grabiner
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Mr. Twitchell
Ellen Blake ...
Nurse #1
Jan Jorden ...
Fanny Barrow (as Jan Jordan)
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Draftsman (as Jonathan Segal)
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Purser
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Driver
Victoria Carver ...
Nurse #2

Directed by

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Fielder Cook

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Joseph Durso ... (book "My Luke and I")
 
Eleanor Gehrig ... (book "My Luke and I")
 
Blanche Hanalis ... ()

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Richard Berg ... executive producer
Charles W. Fries ... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
Thomas Fries ... associate producer (as Tom Fries)
David Manson ... producer

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Eddy Lawrence Manson

Cinematography by

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Michel Hugo

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David Newhouse

Editorial Department

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Tom Huntsman ... apprentice editor

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Herman F. Zimmerman

Set Decoration by

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Ray Molyneaux

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Jean Austin ... hair stylist
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist
Michael Westmore ... makeup artist

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Art Levinson ... production manager
Malcolm Stuart ... executive in charge of production
Ron Wright ... unit production manager

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Ron Wright ... assistant director

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Richard Dwan Jr. ... sound editor
Marvin Kerner ... sound effects editor
Tom Overton ... sound mixer

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Bobby Burton ... gaffer (as Bob Burton)
David Fay ... grip
Herb Pearl ... camera operator

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Toby Gardener ... costumer
Frank Novak ... costumer

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Edward J. Duffy ... location manager

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John Fresco ... music supervisor
John Mick ... music editor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joseph Durso ... technical advisor
Kenneth Gilbert ... script supervisor
Orin Kennedy ... production assistant
Linda Sony Kinney ... production coordinator (as Linda Sony)
Joan Reid ... production secretary

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Plot Summary

Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Featuring unflinching looks at the Gehrig's relationship, as well as Lou's feud with Babe Ruth. This film is for anyone interested in baseball. Written by Capra1

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Also Known As
  • Le dernier match (France)
  • Mi vida con Lou Gehrig (Spain)
Runtime
  • 96 min
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Trivia Filmed in 1977 but not broadcast until 1978. See more »
Goofs Although in real life Lou Gehrig batted and threw lefty, he wrote with his right hand (likely a victim of "correction," as was the custom back then). In the film, he writes with his left hand. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Blythe Danner/Rickie Lee Jones (1982). See more »

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