Stratton Story

Directed By: Sam Wood Starring: James Stewart

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A baseball player overcomes his physical handicap and becomes a member of the hall of fame.


Studio Warner
SKU 202704588
UPC 012569699120
UPC 14 00012569699120
Format DVD
Release Date 8/15/2006
Rating NR
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Director Sam Wood's final film presents the real-life story of courageous sports hero Monty Stratton. Jimmy Stewart presents a career-defining performance as the young Chicago White Sox pitcher who loses a leg in a tragic hunting accident. Depressed, Stratton at first refuses to walk with his new artificial limb, but under the encouragement of his wife, Ethel (June Allyson), he relearns to walk just as his young son takes his own first steps. With courage and determination, Stratton builds his strength and returns to the sport at which he excelled, becoming a minor league star. This uplifting story avoids becoming maudlin by virtue of Wood's excellent directing, a truly beautiful performance from Jimmy Stewart, an Academy Award-winning script from Douglas Morrow and Guy Trosper, and the very real chemistry between Stewart and actress Allyson.
Plot Summary
Summary This moving film tells the true story of Major League Baseball pitcher Monty Stratton, who had one leg amputated after a tragic hunting accident. With strength, courage and determination, Stratton continued his career in the minor leagues.
Sam Wood
James Stewart
Cast & Crew
Adolph Deutsch - Original Music By
Agnes Moorehead - Actor
Ben Lewis - Editor
Douglas Morrow, et. al. - Writer
Frank Morgan - Actor
Harold Rosson - Cinematographer
Jack Cummings - Producer
James Stewart - Actor
June Allyson - Actor
Sam Wood - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1949
Catalog ID 66991
UPC 00012569699120
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Douglas Morrow
Award Category Best Motion Picture Story
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1949
Award Giver Academy Awards
ReviewSource Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Review The film offers no surprises, but baseball fans might enjoy seeing some of the stars from the 1930s in action. The athletes include the great Yankee catcher Bill Dickey, and there's a shot of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio rounding the bases after hitting a homer. The film is a reminder of a more innocent time when baseball was the national pasttime.
Reviewer Dennis Schwartz
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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