The Stratton Story 1949

The Stratton Story

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This fact-based sports drama chronicles the life of famous pitcher Monty Stratton. Stratton (James Stewart), a star athlete, loses his leg when his hunting rifle misfires during a wilderness outing. Initially, Stratton's career is derailed, and he wallows in the depth of depression; however, with the encouragement of his loving spouse, Ethel (June Allyson), he decides to get back in the game. Equipped with a prosthetic leg, Stratton eventually works his way back to pitching in the minor leagues.

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James Stewart
Monty Stratton
Frank Morgan
Barney Wile
Bill Williams
Eddie Dibson
Gene Bearden
Himself
Cliff Clark
Josh Higgins
Sam Wood
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Critic Reviews for The Stratton Story

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  • The picture holds the interest by its fine, sentimental story, rather than by brilliance in writing or action.

    July 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • 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 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • ...is sweet and uplifting, not a little corny, but helped immensely by Stewart's easygoing, soft-spoken appeal.

    August 12, 2006 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Stratton Story

  • Sep 05, 2010
    A beautiful, romantic, dramatic story about a real life baseball player. Stewart and the rest of the cast give great performances.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2006
    This is a very well done true life based movie on baseball legend Monty Stratton. Back in the 30's Monty Stratton was a great pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. But due to a hunting accident he lost his leg. But through will, determination and the love of his family and friends he walked and pitched again. The film stars James Stewart as Monty Stratton and June Allyson as Ethel Stratton. Great performances from both. Plus a great supporting role from actor Frank Morgan. The story is well done and was interesting. A inspirational story. Plus a great film for those who enjoy baseball films. Well worth a watch.
    Corey n Super Reviewer

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