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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


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The Pride of the Yankees

2 years, 10 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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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: 5 March 1943
UPC: 026359125720
Tags: Drama (5), Baseball (4), Biography (4), Romance (3), Biopic (3), Sports (3), Classic (2), Road Trip (2), Terminal Illness (2), Family (2), 1942 (2), 1940s (2), Baseball Cap (1), Sport (1), Cap (1), The Iron Horse (1), Disease (1), HQ (1), 40's (1), AFI Top 50 Heroes (1)
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