The New Pictures, Aug. 3, 1942

The Pride of the Yankees (Goldwyn; RKO-Radio) is, as nearly everybody knows, Gary Cooper impersonating Lou Gehrig, late, great first baseman of the New York Yankees. Some 80,000,000 U.S. baseball fans knew Gehrig or his picture by sight. A year ago, when he died at 38 of a rare, incurable form of paralysis, they virtually canonized him. To biographize him so soon was a ticklish job. Pride of the Yankees does it with taste and distinction.

Baseball fans who hope to see much baseball played in Pride of the Yankees will be disappointed....

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