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The Pride of the Yankees (1942) was a Drama - Drama Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

The film was based on the biography Lou Gehrig: Pride of the Yankees written by Paul Gallico 1942.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorGary CooperNominated
Best ActressTeresa WrightNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Perry Ferguson; Interior Decoration: Howard BristolNominated
Best CinematographyRudolph MatéNominated
Best Film EditingDaniel MandellWon
Best Music - ScoringLeigh HarlineNominated
Best PictureSamuel Goldwyn ProductionsNominated
Best WritingPaul GallicoNominated
Best WritingJo Swerling, Herman J. MankiewiczNominated
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?dolo, Amante e Her?i / The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

By L? on Jun 5, 2016 From Critica Retro

?dolo, Amante e Her?i / The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Quem n?o ama um her?i que vem das camadas mais baixas da sociedade e triunfa, apesar de todas as dificuldades? Lou Gehrig era filho de imigrantes alem?es, e logo no in?cio do filme seu talento no beisebol ? mostrado romanticamente atra... Read full article


The Pride of the Yankees (1942) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 6, 2014 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


Review: The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 6, 2014 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


Review: The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 6, 2014 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


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Lou Gehrig: Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.


Lou Gehrig: All the arguing in the world can't change the decision of the umpire.


Lou Gehrig: People have to live their own lives. Nobody can live it for you. Nobody could have made a baseball player out of Uncle Otto, and nobody can make anything but a baseball player out of me.


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Since star Gary Cooper was right-handed and Lou Gehrig was left-handed, and since Cooper's athletic skills were barely passable right-handed let alone left-handed, the close-up baseball scenes were shot with uniforms in reverse type. Cooper would hit the ball and run to third, and the prints would be reversed.
Sportswriter Hank Hanneman (Dan Duryea) is loosely based on Hearst newspapers writer Ford Frick, who was the ghost writer of Babe Ruth's autobiography. Later as Commissioner of Baseball he attempted to list Ruth's and Roger Maris' season home run records separately to preserve Ruth's record.
Babe Ruth missed several days of shooting and filming, during the production, because of his own illness.
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