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“My favorite sports film ever. Gary Cooper in one of his best roles in a mostly true tale (he didn't hit those two homeruns) with the Babe as himself! Teresa Wright as Lou's
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“A great story based on one of the most talented, accomplished yet tragic figures in modern sports history. Throw in a fun performance by the Babe himself and alot of entertaining
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“Cooper does a masterful job in a real feel good movie with Babe Ruth and Bill Dickey playing themselves. Who can forget the crippled kid who he hits 2 homeruns for and the same kid
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Pride of the Yankees
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The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film directed by Sam Wood about the New York Yankees baseball player, first baseman Lou Gehrig, who had his career cut short at 36 years of age when he was stricken with the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, more commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease"). The movie was released the year after Gehrig's death.

It starred Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig and co-starred Teresa Wright as his wife Eleanor and Walter Brennan as a sportswriter friend. Yankee teammates Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig and Bill Dickey played themselves, as did sportscaster Bill Stern.

The movie was adapted by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Jo Swerling, and an uncredited Casey Robinson from a story by Paul Gallico.

The Pride of the Yankees won one Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: for Film Editing. In addition, it had 10 more nominations for: [1]

This film is widely known for the reenactment of Gehrig's farewell speech in Yankee stadium. The famous line "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth" was voted #38 in the American Film Institute ...

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Genre: Sport
Release Date: July 14, 1942
Runtime: 128 minutes
Studio: RKO Radio Pictures

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