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.

SYNOPSIS

This is one of the greatest of sports films and a much-lauded portrait of courage. Cooper plays Lou Gehrig, the first basemen for the fabled Yanks of the golden age of baseball, who suffered from a crippling and incurable disease that came to bear his name. The film's final scene of his farewell address at Yankee Stadium is a moving valedictory to a storied career.

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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

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.


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.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Monday, October 4th, 1943 with Gary Cooper reprising his film role.
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.
Babe Ruth missed several days of shooting and filming, during the production, because of his own illness.
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