5.2/10
877
28 user 2 critic

The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 6 September 1948 (USA)
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Bob Considine (from the book), Bob Considine (screen play by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Babe Ruth (TV Movie 1998)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

He was perhaps the greatest ballplayer who ever lived. A larger-than-life hero on the field, Babe Ruth's exploits off the field were just as legendary. Don't miss this compilation of rarely... See full summary »

Director: George Roy
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Babe Ruth, Jean Shepherd
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Frank Lovejoy
Starlift (1951)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

To impress a movie star, a U.S. Air Force crewman pretends he is soon to see combat. When his lie gets out, chaos ensues.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth (TV Movie 1991)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A film based on the home-run legend's life.

Director: Mark Tinker
Stars: Stephen Lang, Brian Doyle-Murray, Donald Moffat
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran
Adventure | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a vampire leaves his native Balkans, he murders a Czech artist, assumes his identity, and moves in with the dead man's American cousins.

Director: Paul Landres
Stars: Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An insurance lawyer unhappy with his rate of company advancement becomes a middleman in deals to recover stolen property from the Mob, thus earning a nice living. But his actions attract police attention and set him up for a double-cross.

Director: Harold F. Kress
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy
Kit Carson (1940)
Certificate: Passed Biography | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Indian fighter, trapper and frontier scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train of settlers from Fort Bridger, along the Oregon Trail through Shoshone territory, to California which plans to secede from Mexico.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Bendix ... George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
Claire Trevor ... Claire Hodgson Ruth
Charles Bickford ... Brother Matthias
Sam Levene ... Phil Conrad
William Frawley ... Jack Dunn
Gertrude Niesen ... Nightclub Singer
Fred Lightner Fred Lightner ... Miller Huggins
Stanley Clements ... Western Union Boy
Robert Ellis ... Babe Ruth as a Boy (as Bobby Ellis)
Lloyd Gough ... Gambler Dalton
Matt Briggs ... Colonel Jacob Ruppert
Paul Cavanagh ... Dr. Menzies
Warren Douglas ... Boston Braves' Rookie
Pat Flaherty ... Bill Carrigan, Red Sox Manager
Mark Koenig Mark Koenig ... Mark Koenig
Edit

Storyline

The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@umbc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

America's most beloved guy!..... His life! His times! His triumphs! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme le plus aimé See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Bendix had been a bat boy at Yankee Stadium during the early 1920s, and had personally seen Babe Ruth hit over 100 home runs. Bendix was fired from his job after fulfilling Ruth's request for an order of 15 hot dogs and sodas before a game. After consuming the huge order, Ruth developed gastritis, and was unable to play that day, resulting in a Yankee loss. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Johnny Sylvester is depicted as living in and being visited by the Babe in Gary, Indiana. However, Babe Ruth visited Johnny Sylvester at his home in Essex Fells, NJ. See more »

Connections

Version of The Babe (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
(uncredited)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Background music throughout the film
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting look at a baseball legend.
24 January 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

William Bendix physically resembles the first great home run slugger of baseball, Babe Ruth. This movie do doubt is very attractive to young boys of many generations. Keep in mind this is a candy coated version of the rowdy and ribald character's life. All the myths are here, and you see how The Babe earned his adoration. Also in the movie are Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford and William Frawley.


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed