Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22, 2009

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
#72 on my Top 100 List
Though I have an intense, deep-seated hatred of the New York Yankees, it's impossible not to be moved by this movie. Lou Gehrig's story is tragic and so moving - I know that his final farewell speech in front of the crowd at Yankee Stadium is borderline cliche now, but it's perfect here as the climax of the story. Forget that Babe Ruth and other real Yankees players are in the movie (I know that I try to) - the movie belongs to Gehrig and his family.
My Netflix rating: 5 stars

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