Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous Luckiest Man speech at his farewell day in 1939.
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There are, in my opinion, two problems in this film: the dance number, totally useless, and Gary Cooper's way to play young Lou Gehrig as if he was in a comedy about a country simpleton coming to town. Already forgotten.
Theresa Wright and Cooper elevate this rather by the numbers bio-pic. Has a few memorable scenes but doesnt really get going til the middle. Even though the slow start, it still turns out to be pretty good.