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The Pride of St. Louis (1952)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 20 October 1952 (UK)
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

Director:

Harmon Jones

Writers:

Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Guy Trosper (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dan Dailey ... Jerome Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean
Joanne Dru ... Patricia Nash Dean
Richard Hylton ... Johnny Kendall
Richard Crenna ... Paul Dean
Hugh Sanders ... Horst
James Brown ... Moose
Leo Cleary Leo Cleary ... Houston Mgr. Ed Monroe (as Leo T. Cleary)
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

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The Story of Dizzy Dean! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1952 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

On of the New York Yankees who faces Dean in the 1938 World Series bats right-handed and wears Number-4. The only Yankee to ever wear Number-4 was Lou Gehrig, a left-handed batter. Gehrig was with the Yankees when the team initiated uniform numbers, and the number was retired when Gehrig himself retired --- the first time such an honor was bestowed upon a player. See more »

Quotes

Roscoe: Can Dizzy come out and play?
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Connections

Featured in The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

National Emblem
(uncredited)
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Played when Dizzy and Pat run into Larry at the ballpark
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Another solid baseball bio-pic that is worth adding to any collection
24 January 2006 | by tinman19602003See all my reviews

Dan Dailey gives a sincere and colorful performance as the great Dizzy Dean. His handling of the character is very true to life and captures the flavor of Dean's background and limited education. The film of course centers around Dizzy Deans rise to fame and his sudden trip to the sidelines with an injury he chose to ignore, much to his regret. His wife is splendidly portrayed by Joanna Dru who gives a very down to earth quality to the woman who loved and supported the ballplayer who rose to a "dizzying height" so quickly. The portrayal of Dizzy's later career as a sportscaster is honest and unflinching, reflecting his troubles which stemmed from his poor education and his colorful language both on and off the air. Dizzy was quite a character and Daily has breathed life into his story with admirable skill. If you enjoyed this film, I recommend the comedy "Kid from Left Field" (1953) wherein Daily plays a down and out has-been ballplayer idolized by his young son (Billy Chapin). Daily again fleshes out a ballplayer in a completely satisfying manner. I heartily recommend Pride of St. Louis to baseball fans everywhere.


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