• The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

The Pride of the Yankees

Release Date: March 5th, 1943

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

This moving biographical drama follows the life of revered baseball player Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper). Championed by sportswriter Sam Blake (Walter Brennan), Gehrig eventually gets recruited by the New York Yankees, joining a team of heavy hitters that includes the legendary Babe Ruth. When Gehrig marries his spirited sweetheart, Eleanor (Teresa Wright), things look up for him, but he is soon sidelined by a terrible illness that he bravely tries to battle.

Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Ludwig Stössel, Addison Richards, Hardie Albright

Director: Sam Wood

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Distributors: Home Box Office Home Video, Key Video, RKO Radio Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Wife, New York City, Love, 1930s, Moving, Rise, Emotional, Inspiring, Touching, 1940s


Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Sound Recording
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Actress
Nominated Special Effects