You'll be proud to introduce your kids to this film about virtue, courage, and an indomitable spirit. Like Treasure Island and Tom Sawyer, Pride should be required viewing for every family. Gary Cooper plays Lou Gehrig, the "Iron Horse" New York Yankee first baseman who became a record-setting legend in baseball. Sure, Cooper's a little long in the tooth to play a collegian, and he tries to capture Gehrig's innocence with a kind of eye-batting dopiness. But the last moments of the film, before Gehrig's final, famous farewell, transform the picture. Gehrig happens across a young man whom he had encountered years before in a children's hospital, and with this sequence, Pride becomes something more than a movie about innate talent and athleticism, or a lost era of America, it crystallizes into a film about (gulp!) human will. An absolute must. --Keith Simanton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This movie is good, but nowhere near where the hype has put it. I am a Yankees fan, so I appreciated many aspects of it. Read morePublished on July 8 2003 by Randy Given
Gay Cooper captures The Iron Man and did the job well.
Here is the full text of Gehrig's speech:
'Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break. Read more
I bought the black and white DVD version from Amazon and watched this movie with my daughter (my first time in about 10 years). Read morePublished on June 3 2003 by Tom Wilkinson
I can't say much more about this movie..it's all been said. But what I do want to comment on is that this movie IS available in black and white on DVD. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2002
Pride of the Yankees has been my favorite movie of all time ever since I first saw it at about age 14. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2002
The Pride of the Yankees is perhaps the best movie about sports because it is about so much more than sports: it's about love and bravery and dedication, on and off the field. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2002 by A Groucho Marxist