The Pride of the Yankees
The Pride of the Yankees ★★★½ 1942
Excellent portrait of baseball great Lou Gehrig. Beginning as he joined the Yankees in 1923, the film follows this great American through to his moving farewell speech as his career was tragically cut short by the disease that bears his name. Cooper is inspiring in the title role. 128m/B VHS, DVD . Vinton (Hayworth) Haworth, Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea; D: Sam Wood; W: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Jo Swerling; C: Rudolph Mate; M: Leigh Harline. Oscars '42: Film Editing.