The Pride of the Yankees Overview:

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


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


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


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Facts about

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.
Babe Ruth missed several days of shooting and filming, during the production, because of his own illness.
When Samuel Goldwyn began looking for someone to play Lou Gehrig in "Pride of the Yankees," he quizzed baseball writers. The Sporting News polled the fans, and their pick was Cleavland Indians pitcher Johnny Humphries because of the strong facial resemblance. Goodwyn considered the candidates and chose actor Gary Cooper for the role. In a later movie Lifeboat, Cooper mentions Johnny Humphries in a scene.
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