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The Stratton Story (1949)

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This biopic focuses on baseball star Monty Stratton. Beginning in the 1930s, the film follows Texas farm boy Stratton as he rises from the minors to the majors. When Monty has to have a leg amputated, it looks like his pitching career is over. However, Monty makes a successful comeback.

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Cast

James Stewart
as Monty Stratton
Frank Morgan
as Barney Wile
Agnes Moorehead
as Ma Stratton
Bill Williams
as Gene Watson
Bruce Cowling
as Ted Lyons
Eugene Bearden
as Western All-Stars Pitcher
Bill Dickey
as Himself
Jimmy Dykes
as Himself
Cliff Clark
as Higgins
Dean White
as Luke Appling
Mervyn Shea
as White Sox Catcher
Mitchell Lewis
as Conductor
Michael Ross
as Pitcher
Jim Nolan
as Reporter
Peter Crouse
as Reporter
Florence Lake
as Mrs. Appling
Anne Nagel
as Mrs. Piet
Barbara Woodell
as Mrs. Shea
Alphonse Martell
as Headwaiter
Syd Saylor
as People in Theater
George Melford
as People in Theater
George Ovey
as People in Theater
William Norton Bailey
as People in Theater
Cy Stevens
as People in Theater
Polly Bailey
as People in Theater
Vangie Beilby
as People in Theater
Mabel Smaney
as People in Theater
Jessie Arnold
as People in Theater
Roy Partee
as Western Pitcher
Kenneth Tobey
as Detroit Player
Pat Flaherty
as Western Manager
James Nolan
as Reporter
Fred Somers
as Giants Manager
Fred Millican
as All-Star Catcher
Pat Orr
as Umpire
Joe Rue
as Umpire
John Kerr (II)
as Yankee Coach
Dwight Adams
as Detroit Ball Player
George Vico
as Detroit Ball Player
Lou Novikoff
as Detroit Ball Player
Charles Smith
as Theater Usher
William H. Bassett
as Stratton Baby
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Critic Reviews for The Stratton Story

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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…

The inspirational true story of Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton.

October 30, 2004 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Stratton Story

½

A beautiful, romantic, dramatic story about a real life baseball player. Stewart and the rest of the cast give great performances.

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