The Pride of the Yankees

1942 NR 2h 8m DVD

The Pride of the Yankees

1942 NR 2h 8m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
This is one of the greatest American stories about one of the greatest American heroes: baseball phenomenon Lou Gehrig. The film follows the Iron Horse from childhood to his later glory on the diamond.
Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Virginia Gilmore, Bill Dickey, Ernie Adams, Pierre Watkin, Harry Harvey
Sam Wood
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film, about baseball legend Lou Gehrig, is free of extreme violence or sexual references and Lou himself is a role model for his humility and work ethic. Young kids may be disturbed by Gehrig's illness and the talk of death, however, and it may be too emotionally intense for them. There are bouts of mild violence, including Gehrig getting hit on the head with a baseball and getting into a fight with a man who's trying to humiliate him.

Sexual Content

Lou and Eleanor kiss a few times, playfully wrestle with each other, and there's one mention of "making love."


There's a lot of general rough-housing among the Yankees, involving shoving, pushing, and hitting. Lou attacks a fraternity brother who pulls a prank on him. Lou is hit on the head with a baseball during a game. Later, a Yankee punches out another.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Lou is a great role model for his commitment to his work, humility, and honesty. There are some pranks, though. Lou accidentally breaks a shop window playing t-ball. He lies to his mom about playing baseball and attempts to lie to his wife about his health. Several Yankees play poker.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Several men drink beer, but no one drinks to excess. One man jokes that he'll "go away and drink himself to death." Another man mentions an opium pipe.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Unlimited movies sent to your door, starting at $9.99 a month.