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The Pride of the Yankees Book Giveaway (June 12 – July 15)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jun 11, 2017

“The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper and the Making of a Classic” We have TEN Copies to Give Away! “The riveting story behind the making of The Pride of the Yankees is finally being told in Richard Sandomir’s meticulously researched and gracefully written book.” read more

Ídolo, Amante e Herói / The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jun 5, 2016

Ídolo, Amante e Herói / The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Quem não ama um herói que vem das camadas mais baixas da sociedade e triunfa, apesar de todas as dificuldades? Lou Gehrig era filho de imigrantes alemães, e logo no início do filme seu talento no beisebol é mostrado romanticamente read more

The Pride of the Yankees (1942) – Updated

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 6, 2014

Before superheroes headlined any Marvel or DC blockbuster, it was real life heroes that audiences wanted to see. No pastime was quite as popular as baseball and in that era Lou Gehrig was one of the titans along with Babe Ruth and the rest of the Yankees. You see this film is less of a biography (It read more

Review: The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 6, 2014

Before superheroes headlined any Marvel or DC blockbuster, it was real life heroes that audiences wanted to see. No pastime was quite as popular as baseball and in that era Lou Gehrig was one of the titans along with Babe Ruth and the rest of the Yankees. You see this film is less of a biography (It read more

Review: The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 6, 2014

Before superheroes headlined any Marvel or DC blockbuster, it was real life heroes that audiences wanted to see. No pastime was quite as popular as baseball and in that era Lou Gehrig was one of the titans along with Babe Ruth and the rest of the Yankees. You see this film is less of a biography (It read more

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 4, 2013

Starring Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig and Teresa Wright as his wife, this movie honors Gehrig’s life after a tragic death from ALS. From the time he was a boy, Lou could play ball but his immigrant mother wants him to become an engineer. The quiet, young man goes to Columbia and plays some ball. read more

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 4, 2013

Starring Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig and Teresa Wright as his wife, this movie honors Gehrig’s life after a tragic death from ALS. From the time he was a boy, Lou could play ball but his immigrant mother wants him to become an engineer. The quiet, young man goes to Columbia and plays some ball. read more

The Pride of the Yankees-part 10

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Nov 8, 2011

The Final Verdict Alarmed, terrified, and just a little more than bewildered, Sam convinces Lou took seek a medical explanation. Lou enters the Scripps clinic. After a battery of tests it is determined Lou has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as ALS. ALS is a degenerative neuromuscular disor read more

The Pride of the Yankees-Part 9

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Nov 6, 2011

It’s spring again and it’s training camp time for Lou. But instead of spending time with the team he manages to take time out for his wife. She never had a proper honeymoon, and they end up on a beach in Florida. They starting horsing around while on the beach. Sam appears out of nowhere read more

The Pride of the Yankees-Part 8

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Nov 4, 2011

Lou Gehrig gets Married When Lou and Elly got married you might say it was unconventional. And you’d be right. And they had a totally unconventional honeymoon. The only thing that was normal was there was a bride and a groom. The honeymoon (if you want to call it that) took place in a ball par read more

The Pride of The Yankees-Part 7

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Nov 2, 2011

Lou takes Elly home to meet the folks, and things don’t go quite as planned. Papa is thrilled to meet Elly, but Mama comes to the brutal realization that her little boy has grown up. When she sees the ring Elly is sporting she learns her grip on Lou won’t be the same. Elly senses Mamas f read more

The Pride Of The Yankees-Part 6

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Nov 2, 2011

The Yankees are at a local hospital, promoting themselves, the team, and the fact they do good things for people down on their luck. Babe Ruth promises a home run to a little boy with polio. Lou autographs a baseball for the boy, and makes him promise that he’ll get better. The boy then asks a read more

The Pride Of The Yankees-Part 5

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Oct 29, 2011

When Eleanor slid on the floor somewhat unceremoniously, the irony of the fall strikes her and she begins to laugh.  Sam Blake introduces Lou to Eleanor Twitchell and her father, the owner of the Chicago baseball team. Hostilities cease almost immediately, and everyone sits down to a fine dinne read more

The Pride Of The Yankees–Part 3

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Oct 15, 2011

At home Lou studies to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Otto.  While studying to please his mother (Lou does not want to be an engineer, or follow in the footsteps of uncle Otto) mama takes ill.  After the doctor arrives an examination that seems to take forever, takes place.  The read more

The Pride Of The Yankees–Part 4

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Oct 15, 2011

As luck would have it Lou arrives at home, having taken the train from Hartford.  Mama is more than upset. She wishes she had died.  Lou confesses to her he doesn’t want to be like uncle Otto.  To smooth over her ruffled feathers Lou invites her to a baseball game.  She say read more

The Pride of the Yankees

MacGuffin Movies Posted by RBuccicone on Oct 14, 2011

     I think one of Gary Cooper’s greatest gifts is that although he seemed well suited for playing powerful, strong, intelligent men, he could just as easily play a naive, humble gent who is completely oblivious he is the almighty Gary Cooper. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is one such example as read more

The Pride Of The Yankees–Part 2

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Oct 14, 2011

When we last saw Lou he had just clobbered the stuffing out a baseball, smashing Coletti’s store window. And he was be talked to by a his mama, under the watchful gaze of uncle Otto.  Otto was an engineer, and Lou’s parents wanted him to become a n engineer too. Apparently, uncle Ot read more

The Pride Of The Yankees–Part 1

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Oct 13, 2011

Lou Gehrig was man who just happened to love baseball. And, as it should be, loved his wife a great deal more.  The film is a love story of a husband and wife, with a little bit of baseball thrown in.  It’s the love every couple should have. It’s a love that’s transcended read more

The Pride of the Yankees(1942).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Feb 6, 2011

The Pride of the Yankees(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 37 years of age when he was stricken with the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (later known as "Lou Gehrig's Disea read more

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic by Richard Sandomir Hachette Books 304 pages Hardcover ISBN: 9780316355056 June 2017 Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Powells The Pride of the Yankees (1942) is considered one of the greatest sports films of all time. It se read more
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