The Pride of the Yankees 1942

The Pride of the Yankees

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The equally tragic and heroic story of Yankee's first baseman Lou Gehrig is eloquently told here with an iconic star turn by Gary Cooper.

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This moving biographical drama follows the life of revered baseball player Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper). Championed by sportswriter Sam Blake (Walter Brennan), Gehrig eventually gets recruited by the New York Yankees, joining a team of heavy hitters that includes the legendary Babe Ruth. When Gehrig marries his spirited sweetheart, Eleanor (Teresa Wright), things look up for him, but he is soon sidelined by a terrible illness that he bravely tries to battle.

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Critic Reviews for The Pride of the Yankees

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (2)

Audience Reviews for The Pride of the Yankees

  • Feb 10, 2014
    Gary Cooper does Lou Gehrig well. Maybe that is because Gehrig was an honest and straight forward guy and Gary Cooper's acting is always straight forward without nuance. I find it fascinating that this came out so soon after Gehrig's retirement and death.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2012
    You would think that just looking at Gary Cooper would be enough. But it wasn't enough to hide the fact that for a college guy he looked about 35 years old and his mother looked like his grandmother (even when he was 9)and Gary Cooper's beauty wasn't enough to hide the fact that this was a war propaganda movie.
    Bathsheba M Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2011
    Best baseball movie of all time.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2010
    Maybe not strictly factual but very involving and profoundly moving. If the ending doesn't break your heart you don't have one.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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