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The Stratton Story (1949)

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Both Van Johnson and Gregory Peck were considered for the role of baseball star Monty Stratton in the 1949 biopic The Stratton Story before settling upon the real Stratton's own first choice, James Stewart. The film covers several years in the 1930s, as Texas farm boy Stratton rises from the minors to the Chicago White Sox. Along the way, Monty marries an Omaha gal named Ethel (June Allyson), who gives him a son. In November 1938, Monty accidentally shoots himself in the leg while on a hunting

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Drama, Romance, Sports & Fitness, Classics

Douglas Morrow, Guy Trosper

Aug 15, 2006

Warner Home Video

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Mr. Stewart gives such a winning performance that it is almost impossible to imagine anyone else playing the role of the Chicago White Sox pitcher whose bright future was suddenly and tragically darkened by adversity in 1938.

August 8, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This inspiring picture about a man who wouldn't give up (and who acted as the film's technical advisor) also features appearances by the Yankee great Bill Dickey and pitcher Gene Bearden as themselves.

May 6, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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As directed by Same Wood, this sports biopic is too earnest and too concerned with being inspirational, but Jimmy Stewart is good.

May 4, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Amidst a script that starts, stalls and plods along, Stewart is an inspiration who could probably tell 'Yo Mamma jokes to the Brady clan and Partridge family and still be their best friend.

August 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Views

...is sweet and uplifting, not a little corny, but helped immensely by Stewart's easygoing, soft-spoken appeal.

August 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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The inspirational true story of Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton.

October 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A beautiful, romantic, dramatic story about a real life baseball player. Stewart and the rest of the cast give great performances.
October 24, 2010
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