Unwatched Movie Marathon

I've been very fortunate that I still have a job. I work the night shift at a hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The hotel has closed but for now I'm still working as night security. With no one here I brought in my portable DVD player and I've decided now is a good time to watch all the movies I've collected over the years that I haven't watched. There are quite a few of them, and most are gonna be pretty bad. Just thought it might be fun to talk about them. Cheers!
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33 - Pride of the Yankees (June 30)

Before Watching:

I don't know much about this one. I know it's a classic sports movie about Lou Gehrig. I didn't realize it was released in 1942, making it one of the oldest movies I own. It should be interesting to see if I can spot inspirations of more modern sports movies I like, such as Bull Durham, Tin Cup and Field of Dreams. It will also be interesting to find out if I like it more or less than other older movies I've enjoyed, such as Casablanca, 12 Angry Men, and The Lady Vanishes.

After Watching:

What a wonderful film. The two leads, Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright, were amazing. I'm not sure how accurate it was, but the Gehrigs seemed to have a wonderful life. I loved the scene near the end when Eleanor is driving to confront Lou after he was late and had not called home for the fourth time. Hysterical. The speech at the end, which I knew was coming, still brought a tear to my eye. No joke.

It's difficult to compare with modern films, but I'd consider this the best movie I've seen from before 1970 with the exception of 12 Angry Men.

My Rating:

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