The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
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Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Taglines: THE Private LIFE OF A GREAT Public HERO! (original print ad - mostly caps)

Director: Sam Wood

Writers: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Damon Runyon, Paul Gallico, ...

Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan, ...

Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech at his farewell day in 1939.

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