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The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

3 Ratings: 5.0
Classics movie directed by Sam Wood

When people say, "They don't make them like they used to,"Pride of the Yankees is just the kind of film they're wistfully remembering.      Nominated for 11 Academy awards (winning one for film editing), this handsome … see full wiki

Director: Sam Wood
Genre: Classics
3 reviews about The Pride of the Yankees (1943)
review by . January 27, 2005
This may not be the best baseball movie made but it is definately my favorite! It is a little campy at times but Babe Ruth gives an enjoyable and convincing portrayal of himself and other greats including Bill Dickey also appear.    Teresa Wright and Gary Cooper have great chemistry and their interactions are classic 1940's. The movie does stretch the truth somewhat (Gerhig promising to hit three home runs for a crippled boy and hitting the third in dramatic fashion, never occurred) …
review by . September 15, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
This is one of my favorite movies of all times. It's the story of Lou Gehrig, the "Iron Man" of baseball whose wonderful career was ended by the disease named after him. The story is not just about baseball but also about the wonderful personality and life of a truly likeable man. It is a truly heartwarming but bittersweet story.     Gehrig is played brilliantly by Gary Cooper and it was great to see Babe Ruth playing himself in this movie, especially when the movie occasionally …
review by . March 01, 2004
"The Pride of the Yankees" is without a doubt one of the best baseball films of all time. Why? Because it isn't just about baseball. It's about a real person seeking that seemingly impossible American dream and capturing it, only to lose it all too soon. Cooper plays Gehrig with so much heart in this film, that the movie almost seems unreal due to the fact that Gehrig was such a good person, both as a human and as a star athlete. There are few professional athletes in the world who show so much …
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