The life of Yankee baseball great Lou Gehrig known as the 'Iron Horse' from his childhood, through his baseball career, battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to his final tribute where he declared that he was "the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Rpundly cited for a lack of realistic baseball scenes and the Cary Coopers lack of athletic ability. Cooper was righthanded and Gehrig was lefthanded. When the filmed the baseball action scenes they reversed the film.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings

93% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.7/10
  • Fresh 25
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: The equally tragic and heroic story of Yankee's first baseman Lou Gehrig is eloquently told here with an iconic star turn by Gary Cooper.

8+ COMMON SENSE

Heartwarming baseball classic for tweens and up.

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Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1942 Samuel Goldwyn Productions. Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional
French (Stereo), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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