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The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

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Starring (View all)
Gary Cooper Gary Cooper
Lou Gehrig
Teresa Wright Teresa Wright
Eleanor Gehrig
Babe Ruth Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth
Walter Brennan Walter Brennan
Sam Blake
Dan Duryea Dan Duryea
Hank Hanneman
Elsa Janssen Elsa Janssen
Mom Gehrig
Ludwig Stössel Ludwig Stössel
Pop Gehrig


Written by (View all)
Jo Swerling Jo Swerling
(screenplay) and
Herman J. Mankiewicz Herman J. Mankiewicz
(screenplay)


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The Pride of the Yankees

8 years, 3 months ago at Jan 5 5:32
Lou Gehrig died a year before this film was released, and that should tell you everything you need to know about it. It has no concern for telling the factual truth about Gehrig, it wants to present him as a saint. This is not biographical film-making, this is pure hagiography. Lou Gehrig’s story is an amazing bit of American mythology, and it deserves to be told, but it deserves to be told trut... read more

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4 years, 6 months ago at Oct 13 16:27
All the clisés, but here's is an important for everybody hit, full of the warmth of american institutions, baseball, migrant dreams, even public relations (good ol Brennan), people of all kinds. The police acompanies Cooper/Gehrig to delcare to Teresa and to get, being just married, to the stadium
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Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech at his farewell day in 1939.
Release date: 26 October 1942
UPC: 026359125720
Tags: Drama (5), Baseball (5), Biography (4), Romance (4), Sports (3), 1942 (3), Biopic (3), 1940s (2), Terminal Illness (2), Road Trip (2), Family (2), Yankees (1), Sport (1), Recommended (1), Disease (1), Tear Jerker (1), HQ (1), Dramas (1), 40's (1)
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