The Pride of the Yankees

(1942)

Genres: Biography, Drama, Family

Jeff Greenfield: Baseball Movies

About The Pride of the Yankees

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This is one of the greatest American stories about one of the greatest American heroes: baseball phenomenon Lou Gehrig. The film follows the Iron Horse (Gary Cooper) from childhood to his later glory on the diamond. Gehrig embodied the American ethic of humility and hard work, playing in 2,130 consecutive games until he was forced to retire because of the disease that now bears his name.

Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stossel, Virginia Gilmore, Bill Dickey, Ernie Adams, Pierre Watkin, Harry Harvey

Director: Sam Wood

Release Year: 1942

Length: 121 minutes

Rating: NR

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