The Babe Ruth Story
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|The Babe Ruth Story|
1990 Fox Video VHS release
|Directed by||Roy Del Ruth|
|Produced by||Roy Del Ruth|
|Written by||George Callahan
Bob Considine (book and screenplay)
Babe Ruth (book)
|Narrated by||Knox Manning|
|Music by||Edward Ward|
|Editing by||Richard Heermance|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists|
|Release dates||July 26, 1948|
|Running time||106 minutes|
The Babe Ruth Story is a 1948 baseball film biography of Babe Ruth, the famed New York Yankees slugger. It stars William Bendix (New York Yankee batboy in the 1920s) as the ballplayer and Claire Trevor as his wife. It was rush released while Ruth himself was still alive. It makes no mention whatsoever of Ruth's first wife, Helen. It is said by many to be one of the worst films of all time.
Reviews were, for the most part, negative. Citing the film's moments of heavy-handedness, including a rather contrived reenactment of Babe Ruth's famous World Series home run against the Chicago Cubs. The film has been called one of the worst sports biopics of all time ever by both Newsday and The A.V. Club.
- Babe Ruth - The Called Shot on YouTube
- Isaacs, Stan (Feb 26, 1989). "OUT OF LEFT FIELD The 10 Worst Sports Movies Of All Time". Newsday. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "The home run that cured cancer: 16 Amazing Movie Sports Feats". The A.V. Club. Oct 6, 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
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