The Pride of the Yankees

Rating 4.5
92 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $14.97
SALE PRICE: $7.98
You Save: $6.99 (47% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  XWB 28039D
Amazon sells this DVD for $12.30, buying at OLDIES.com saves you 35%
This is the price to buy directly from Amazon.com or its featured FBA seller. Prices change often, this price was last checked on August 22, 2014. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.
Warner Bros. DVD Clearance Sale

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Six Featurettes:
    • The Making Of The Pride Of the Yankees
    • The Man behind The Iron Horse
    • What He Left Behind
    • Always-The Story Behind The Song
    • Lou Gehrig's Disease: The Search For A Cure
    • Curt Schilling: A Legend On A Legend
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English
    • Subtitles - English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , &
Featured:
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Cinematography by
Art Direction by
Story by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
  - Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1942 - Best Film Editing

Product Description:

Gary Cooper plays Lou Gehrig, the first baseman for the Yanks who suffered from a crippling and incurable disease. Even when Gehrig was a student at Columbia University, the press had already pegged him as a top ballplayer. Soon the New York Yankees selected Gehrig for their lineup, and he became an overnight sensation on the baseball diamond. But this dedicated player--who had never missed a game once he stepped onto a Major League Baseball field--suddenly fell ill with a mysterious disease. As his body began to fail him, Gehrig had to say good-bye to the fans who idolized him and to the sport he loved so dearly. The film's final scene is a deeply moving portrait of human courage. Also not to be missed is Babe Ruth's cameo appearance as himself. Cooper's performance is outstanding, measuring up to the drama that surrounded the real-life events. THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEEES remains one of the greatest biopics ever filmed, in addition to being perhaps the best sports film of the 20th century.

Plot Synopsis:

This acclaimed biopic, featuring a stellar performance from Gary Cooper, relates the brilliant and tragic life of baseball great Lou Gehrig.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Recommended | Tear Jerker

Production Notes:

  • Mrs. Lou Gehrig provided assistance to the production.
  • Gary Cooper's double during filming was Babe Herman, a former big-league baseball player.
  • Producer Sam Goldwyn paid $15,000 for the rights to Irving Berlin's "Always" because it was Lou and Eleanor Gehrig's favorite love song.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
Based on 92 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 1,139
  • UPC: 883929280391
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Top ranking titles in the Drama genre: