You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Pride of the Yankees

Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, domestic side of the great ballplayer make the film good for all audiences.

With:
Gary Cooper Teresa Wright Babe Ruth Walter Brennan Dan Duryea Elsa Jansen

Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, domestic side of the great ballplayer make the film good for all audiences.

Gary Cooper makes his Gehrig look and sound believable from the screen.

To the credit of the screenwriters, and Paul Gallico who wrote the original, no attempt is made to inject color into the characterization of Gehrig. He’s depicted for what he was, a quiet, plodding personality who strived for and achieved perfection in his profession.

1942: Best Editing.

Nominations: Best Picture, Actor (Gary Cooper), Actress (Teresa Wright), Original Story, Screenplay, B&W Cinematography, #B&W Art Direction, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, Sound, Special Effects

The Pride of the Yankees

Production: RKO/Goldwyn. Director Sam Wood; Producer Sam Goldwyn; Screenplay Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz; Camera Rudolph Mate; Editor Daniel Mandell; Music Leigh Harline; Art Director William Cameron Menzies

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1942. Running time: 120 MIN.

With: Gary Cooper Teresa Wright Babe Ruth Walter Brennan Dan Duryea Elsa Jansen

More Film

  • Jude Law Captain Marvel

    'Captain Marvel': Jude Law Lands Male Lead Opposite Brie Larson (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, […]

  • James Mangold Logan BTS

    'Logan' Director James Mangold Sings Praises of His Production Team

    Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, […]

  • The Florida Project IFP Gotham Awards

    IFP's Gotham Awards Give Indie Films a Boost

    Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, […]

  • Jurassic World

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' First Footage Shows Chris Pratt Petting Baby Raptor

    Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, […]

  • Ted Sarandos Harvey Weinstein

    Netflix Won't Host Golden Globes Party With Weinstein Company

    Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, […]

  • lady bird saoirse ronan Lucas hedges

    Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race

    Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, […]

  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

    Scooter Braun's Movie Business Expanding Well Beyond Justin Bieber

    Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a tragic end is well worth seeing. Clever fictionizing and underplaying of the actual sport in contrast to the more human, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content