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

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 11, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“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 full article


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

By Lê on Jun 5, 2016 From Critica Retro

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 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


The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 4, 2013 From 4 Star Films

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 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.


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.
Sportswriter, "Sam Blake" (played by Walter Brennan) was loosely based on writer Fred Lieb, who was one of the Gehrig's closest friends.
In reality, Gary Cooper was decidedly not a fan of baseball and required extensive coaching in order to look even passable on a baseball diamond. In fact, he had never played the game before, even as a youth, and had never even seen a baseball game in person until he was hired for this film.
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