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The Stratton Story (1949) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Jack Cummings.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingDouglas MorrowWon
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The Stratton Story (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2018 From 4 Star Films

If you’ve never heard of the baseball player Monty Stratton, you’re not alone. In my days of wanting to be a ballplayer myself, I knew quite a bit about baseball Hall of Famers going back to the genesis of the game. But Stratton was not a Hall of Famer like Honus Wagner or Ty Cobb, Georg... Read full article


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Monty Stratton: Look at that road! I used to do ten miles on that road like it was nothin' - just to pitch a game! Now I can hardly reach it, let alone walk on it!


Monty Stratton: Honey, do you know there's a tailor in Chicago that gives a suit of clothes away to any ballplayer that hits the scoreboard in center field? As of yesterday the New York Yankees are the best dressed team in baseball.


Monty Stratton: [after accidentally shooting himself in the leg] I shot the wrong rabbit!


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Producers first considered Van Johnson and Gregory Peck for the role of Monty Stratton before finally settling on James Stewart, who was the first choice of the real Monty Stratton.
Although Monty Stratton was a real baseball player who continued to play baseball after having a right-leg, above-knee amputation, much of the story was fictionalized for this film. For instance, in the hunting accident, the real Monty Stratton shot himself with a pistol, rather than with a rifle. Also, the game in which the real Monty Stratton returned to baseball after his amputation was not an All-Star game, as in the movie, but rather a 1939 charity game between the White Sox and the Cubs (the proceeds of which went to Stratton).
First of three movies where James Stewart and June Allyson played husband and wife.
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