A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1978)

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

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Based on the 1976 autobiography My Luke and I by Eleanor Gehrig and Joseph Durso, Love Affair: The Eleanor & Lou Gehrig Story provides a slightly different slant on the events previously dramatized on film as Pride of the Yankees (1942). The story is told in flashback from the point of view of the wife of baseball's "Iron Man". Sitting in a deserted Yankee stadium, Eleanor (Blythe Danner) relates her tale to her biographer Joseph Durso (Robert Burr). She recalls how she met the painfully shy … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Blanche Hanalis
In Theaters:
Runtime:
Charles Fries Productions

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Cast


as Eleanor Gehrig

as Lou Gehrig

as Mrs. Gehrig

as Joe McCarthy

as Babe Ruth

as Eleanor's Mother

as Claire Ruth

as Dr. Canlan

as Dr. Charles Mayo

as Sophie Tucker

as Lazzeri

as Kenderly

as Joe Durso

as Barrows

as Mr. Twitchell

as Nurse #1

as Draftsman

as Purser

as Gomez
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Superlative performances from the two leads highlight this fine drama of the relationship and deep love between the Gehrigs. Not to take anything away from Pride of the Yankees or Teresa Wright's wonderful performance but Blythe Danner's Eleanor is presented as a much more flesh and blood woman, sometimes thorny and tough but always there for the man who meant the most to her as he was for her. Her last scene with him is a master class in expert acting. It will tear at your heart.

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