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The Babe Ruth Story (1948) was a Sports - Biographical Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and produced by Roy Del Ruth and Joe Kaufmann.

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Thursday, October 21st, 1948, with William Bendix and Charles Bickford reprising their film roles.
The film was rushed for release while Babe Ruth himself was still alive, which is why the movie ended the way it did. George Herman Ruth lived just 21 days after seeing the premiere, that he attended, on Monday, July 26th, 1948. He lost his life on Monday, August 16th, 1948.
William Bendix actually hit a ball over the right field fence, (he was the first actor to do so).
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