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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)

AwardRecipientResult
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: 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: 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!


Ethel Stratton: You told me once, "A man has to know where he's goin'!" Where are you goin', Monte?


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Although Agnes Moorehead plays James Stewart's mother, in real-life she was only 8 years older than him.
Robert Taylor rejected the lead role.
In August 1947, Van Johnson and Janet Leigh were set to star.
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