The Pride of the Yankees ()

directed by Sam Wood
featuring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea

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"It's box office poison," producer Samuel Goldwyn is said to have exclaimed when he heard the idea of filming the life story of fabled first baseman Lou Gehrig. "If people want baseball, they go to the ballpark!" The story begins before World War I, when young Lou Gehrig (played as a boy by Douglas Croft) begins dreaming of becoming a professional ballplayer. Lou's immigrant parents (Elsa Jansen and Ludwig Stossel) insist that the boy attend Columbia University to become an engineer. While in college, Lou (played as a man ...

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Jul 30, 2009

excellent, my grandsons who are 13 and 14 also loved it, as they ball players.

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