PRIDE OF THE YANKEES introduced by Maria Cooper Janis
Wednesday, December 9
Introduced by Maria Cooper Janis, daughter of Gary Cooper
(1942, Sam Wood) Love between Gary Cooper as Yankee Hall of Famer first baseman Lou Gehrig and Teresa Wright, and his fall to the disease that now bears his name – and with Babe Ruth stealing scenes wholesale as himself. Major trouble: Gehrig was a lefty, Cooper not. Menzies’ solution: shoot Cooper with uniform name and numbers mirror-image reversed, then flip the finished film. 35mm. Approx 127 min.