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The Pride of the Yankees

The Pride of the Yankees(1943)

Also Known As: The Great American Hero | The Life of Lou Gehrig | The Lou Gehrig Story |

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Brief Synopsis

Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.

Cast & Crew

Sam Wood Director
Gary Cooper Lou Gehrig
Teresa Wright Eleanor Gehrig
Babe Ruth Babe Ruth
Walter Brennan Sam Blake
Dan Duryea Hank Hanneman
Elsa Janssen Mom Gehrig
Ernie Adams Miller Huggins
Pierre Watkin Mr. Twitchell
Harry Harvey Joe McCarthy

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 14 Jul 1942; Los Angeles opening: 18 Aug 1942
Release Date:  1943 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) Production Co:  Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  128-129 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,529    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Teresa Wright

    Jack 2015-04-26

    Cooper cannot convincingly portray a baseball player, in fact, I find his acting throughout the film to be awkward, his facial expressions are so... MORE>

  • pride of the yankees

    kevin sellers 2015-03-15

    As a baseball movie it's a D, for the oft stated reason that Cooper throws like a girl. As a biopic it's a C, for the simple reason that I... MORE>

  • The Pride of the Yankees

    Meredith 2014-01-26

    Overall I really enjoyed this film. I'm not a baseball fan so a lot of the technicals just flew right past me. I only cared for the story as it was... MORE>