The Pride of the Yankees
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His talent made him a legend. His courage made him a hero. Gary Cooper is nothing short of wonderful (The Motion Picture Guide) in this moving true story of Lou Gehrig, the Hall-of-Fame ballplayer who reached the heights of stardom only to face tragedy with a dignity that inspired a nation. Nominated* for eleven Academy AwardsÂ(r), including Best Picture, The Pride of the Yankees is a glorious [and] inspiring (The Hollywood Reporter) sports classic. LouGehrig's boyhood dreams come true when he signs on with the New York Yankees and takes the field alongside his idol, Babe Ruth. In fact, Lou considers himself 'the luckiest man in the world until unthinkable misfortune strikes, and he must summon all his courage to face his toughest battle yet.
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This movie has everything, really. True sports stories are usually inspiring, but this one may be the best ever. Also, it's very cool that Babe Ruth, Bill Dickey, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig of the Yankees actually played themselves (How cool is that?!) and Bill Stern (host of the first sports talk show on radio) also played himself. We enjoyed this movie immensely. It truly has something for everyone. If you love old movies, true stories, true love, and strength of character, it's well worth your time. Fabulous movie! Absolutely.
Gary Cooper, himself iconic, plays Gehrig true-to-life as a dedicated husband, friend, son and teammate. The Norman Rockwell touch is rounded out by the adorable Teresa Wright the 1940s actress who was undoubtedly June Cleaver's mentor. Babe Ruth appears as himself, poking fun at his own legend.
Although the movie is myth-magical, the truth is that Cooper's stainless portrayal of Gehrig is as true to life as it can be. Lou Gehrig truly was a big kid who loved to play ball. And that is all. We could all use a little such PRIDE nowadays.
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This was a birthday gift, and it's a good movie. Thank you for having it.