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The Pride of the Yankees
- Gary Cooper

Overview - Gary Cooper plays Lou Gehrig, the first baseman for the Yanks who suffered from a crippling and incurable disease. Even when Gehrig was a student at Columbia University, the press had already pegged him as a top ballplayer. Soon the New York Yankees selected Gehrig for their lineup, and he became an overnight sensation on the baseball diamond.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Gary Cooper plays Lou Gehrig, the first baseman for the Yanks who suffered from a crippling and incurable disease. Even when Gehrig was a student at Columbia University, the press had already pegged him as a top ballplayer. Soon the New York Yankees selected Gehrig for their lineup, and he became an overnight sensation on the baseball diamond. But this dedicated player--who had never missed a game once he stepped onto a Major League Baseball field--suddenly fell ill with a mysterious disease. As his body began to fail him, Gehrig had to say good-bye to the fans who idolized him and to the sport he loved so dearly. The film's final scene is a deeply moving portrait of human courage. Also not to be missed is Babe Ruth's cameo appearance as himself. Cooper's performance is outstanding, measuring up to the drama that surrounded the real-life events. THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEEES remains one of the greatest biopics ever filmed, in addition to being perhaps the best sports film of the 20th century.

Awards:
1942 - Academy Awards - Best Film Editing Winner

Cast List

William Cameron Menzies - Epic director of the Silent Era
William Menzies - Epic director of the Silent Era
Paul Gallico - American Novelist
McClure Capps - Production Designer
Teresa Wright - Oscar winning American actress, MRS. MINIVER
Muriel Teresa Wright - Oscar winning American actress, MRS. MINIVER
Ludwig Stossel - Austrian Character Actor
Perry Ferguson - Art Director
Babe Ruth - Baseball Star, The Sultan of Swat
George Herman Ruth Jr. - Baseball Star, The Sultan of Swat
Walter Brennan - Oscar-winning American actor
Leigh Harline - American composer
Sam Wood - Director/Producer/Actor
Chad Applegate - Director/Producer/Actor
Bill Dickey - Baseball Player
Herman J. Mankiewicz - Amreican Screenwriter/Producer, CITIZEN KANE, HORSE FEATHERS
Herman Mankiewicz - Amreican Screenwriter/Producer, CITIZEN KANE, HORSE FEATHERS
Rudolph Mate - Director Of Photography/Director
Rudy Mate - Director Of Photography/Director
Daniel Mandell - Oscar Winning Editor, mid '20s-mid '60s, THE APARTMENT
Samuel Goldwyn - Legendary Early Hollywood Producer/Studio Head
Shmuel Gelbfisz - Legendary Early Hollywood Producer/Studio Head
Gary Cooper - Oscar-winning actor, HIGH NOON, SERGEANT YORK
Frank J. Cooper - Oscar-winning actor, HIGH NOON, SERGEANT YORK
Jo Swerling - Screenwriter/Playwright
Ernie Adams - American Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 128
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 883929280391
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: January 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

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Synopsis:
This acclaimed biopic, featuring a stellar performance from Gary Cooper, relates the brilliant and tragic life of baseball great Lou Gehrig.

Notes:
Mrs. Lou Gehrig provided assistance to the production. Gary Cooper's double during filming was Babe Herman, a former big-league baseball player. Producer Sam Goldwyn paid $15,000 for the rights to Irving Berlin's "Always" because it was Lou and Eleanor Gehrig's favorite love song.

 
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