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The Pride of the Yankees

Movie Poster from 1942
Directed by Sam Wood
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Paul Gallico
(original story)
Jo Swerling &
Herman J. Mankiewicz
(screenplay)
Starring Gary Cooper
Teresa Wright
Walter Brennan
Babe Ruth
Dan Duryea
Music by Leigh Harline
Cinematography Rudolph Maté
Editing by Dan Mandell
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) July 14, 1942
Running time 128 min.
Country USA
Language English
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film directed by Sam Wood about the New York Yankees' star baseball player, first baseman Lou Gehrig, who had his Hall-of-Fame career tragically cut short at 36 years of age when he was stricken with the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, more commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease"). The movie was released one year after Gehrig's death. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (501x768, 138 KB)[edit] Summary Movie poster advertisement for The Pride of the Yankees - © 1942 RKO Pictures [edit] Licensing This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the... Sam R Woods is by far the coolest person in the world :D(January 13, 1990, Grantown-on-SpeyHollywood) was a prolific Scotland samwoods999. ... // Samuel Goldwyn (July, 1879, Warsaw, Poland – January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States) was a widely known motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... Paul Gallico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897-July 15, 1976) was a fabulously successful U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... Jo Swerling (April 8, 1897 - October 23, 1964) was an American theatre writer and lyricist and a screenwriter. ... Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (November 7, 1897—March 5, 1953) was a Jewish-American legendary Hollywood screenwriter. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Wright in Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Muriel Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an Academy Award-winning American actress, known professionally as Teresa Wright. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ... For the eponymous band, see Babe Ruth (band). ... Publicity photo for Duryea Dan Duryea (born January 23, 1907, in White Plains, New York; died June 7, 1968, in Hollywood, California) was a hard-working TV and movie actor. ... Leigh Harline (March 26, 1907 - December 10, 1969) was an award-winning film composer. ... Rudolph Maté (January 21, 1898 - October 27, 1964) was an accomplished cinematographer and film director. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Sam R Woods is by far the coolest person in the world :D(January 13, 1990, Grantown-on-SpeyHollywood) was a prolific Scotland samwoods999. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was one of the most outstanding American baseball players of the twentieth century, setting more than a score of Major League and American League records and voted the greatest first baseman of all-time by the... Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrigs disease, Maladie de Charcot or motor neurone disease) is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration of motor neurons. ...


It starred Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig. Co-starring were Teresa Wright as his wife Eleanor and Walter Brennan as a sportswriter friend. Real-life Yankee teammates Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig, and Bill Dickey played themselves, as did sportscaster Bill Stern. Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Wright in Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Muriel Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an Academy Award-winning American actress, known professionally as Teresa Wright. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ... For the eponymous band, see Babe Ruth (band). ... Bob Meusel (July 19, 1896 - November 28, 1977) was a member of the fabled Murderer’s Row of the New York Yankees (generally batting fifth behind Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig). ... William Malcolm Dickey (June 6, 1907 - November 12, 1993) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Bill Stern (July 1, 1907-November 19, 1971), was a radio sports announcer, actor and director from Rochester, New York. ...


The movie was adapted by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Jo Swerling, and an uncredited Casey Robinson from a story by Paul Gallico. Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (November 7, 1897—March 5, 1953) was a Jewish-American legendary Hollywood screenwriter. ... Jo Swerling (April 8, 1897 - October 23, 1964) was an American theatre writer and lyricist and a screenwriter. ... Paul Gallico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897-July 15, 1976) was a fabulously successful U.S. novelist and short story writer. ...


The Pride of the Yankees was critically and publicly acclaimed at the time of its release and is considered a classic.


The Pride of the Yankees won one Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: for Film Editing. In addition, it had 10 more nominations for: Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ...

This film is widely known for the reenactment of Gehrig's farewell speech in Yankee stadium. The famous line "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth" was voted #38 in the American Film Institute (AFI) list of the 100 greatest movie quotes of all time. The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... // The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses, working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Wright in Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Muriel Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an Academy Award-winning American actress, known professionally as Teresa Wright. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ... The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...


In another memorable scene, Gehrig visits a crippled boy named Billy (Gene Collins) in a hospital and promises to hit two home runs for him in a single World Series game; Gehrig fulfills his promise, and an older Billy (played by David Holt) attends Lou Gehrig Day and shows Gehrig that he can walk, having made a full recovery inspired by his hero's determination. This event, a takeoff on something that happened to Babe Ruth, was parodied on a 1995 episode of Seinfeld ("The Wink," in which the promise was made by Kramer on behalf of Paul O'Neill) and in the movie BASEketball. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... David Holt is a four-time Grammy Award winner for his work as a musician. ... For the eponymous band, see Babe Ruth (band). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the sitcom. ... The Wink is an episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ... Cosmo Kramer is a fictional character on the United States based television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), played by Michael Richards. ... Paul ONeil watches one go Paul Andrew ONeill (born February 25, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds (1987-1992) and New York Yankees (1993-2001). ... BASEketball is a 1998 David Zucker comedy feature film starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Dian Bachar. ...


The American Film Institute ranked The Pride of the Yankees #22 in their list of the top 100 most inspiring movies in American cinema. The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... 100 Years. ...


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