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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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: [after accidentally shooting himself in the leg] I shot the wrong rabbit!
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!
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James Stewart and June Allyson recreated their roles for a one-hour radio version of this film on the Lux Radio Theatre, first broadcast on February 13, 1950.
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).
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