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Pride Of The Yankees

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.17 /10
Gary Cooper , Teresa Wright , Babe Ruth
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Directed by: Sam Wood
Written by: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz from Paul Gallico's story

Released: 1942
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 128

The story of baseball player Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper, pictured) who died of amytropic lateral sclerosis while at the top.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Classic sporting biopic with sincere performances, first-class Oscar-nominated cinematography (by Rudolph Mate) and Oscar-winning editing (Daniel Mandell). There's less baseball footage than you might expect - mainly because Gary Cooper wasn't much good with bat or ball. The tearjerker finale as Gehrig addresses the crowd at Yankee Stadium is the bit that people remember.

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