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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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Quotes from

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.


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


Eleanor Gehrig: Lou Gehrig, I could learn to like you.


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Facts about

Lefty O'Doul worked with Gary Cooper to improve his batting style.
While filming the movie, Teresa Wright - who played Gehrig's wife Eleanor Gehrig - wore the actual bracelet that Lou gave to Eleanor on their fourth anniversary. Eleanor brought the bracelet to the set to be used in the movie. The bracelet is made up of 17 metal medallions that celebrate the seven World Championships and six All-Star game appearances that Gehrig made. The bracelet is now displayed in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Friday, September 30th, 1949 with Gary Cooper reprising his film role.
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