Life Through Him The Brush-Back Pitch. But It Couldn't Knock Him Out Of The Game. Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton is an affable long drink of water with an easy, whiplike delivery and a pitch so unhittable the young phenom racks up consecutive 15-win seasons. But Stratton's greatest victory doesn't come on the manicured green diamonds of our national pastime. James Stewart portrays Stratton, who loses a leg in an accident just as his career is on the rise...and whose triumph over despair and disability leads him to pitch again. Stewart signed on for the role when he realized the film would be an inspiration to injured World War II GIs. The film still inspires. Awarded an Oscar for Best Motion Picture Story, directed by Sam Wood (The Pride of the Yankees) and supported by a top cast that includes real-life ballplayers, The Stratton Story is sports biography at its best.

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The Stratton Story (1949)

Romance/Drama · 1h 46m · 4/21/1949

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James Stewart - June Allyson, In The True Romance of The Year

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Life Through Him The Brush-Back Pitch. But It Couldn't Knock Him Out Of The Game. Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton is an affable long drink of water with an easy, whiplike delivery and a pitch so unhittable the young phenom racks up consecutive 15-win seasons. But Stratton's greatest victory doesn't come on the manicured green diamonds of our national pastime. James Stewart portrays Stratton, who loses a leg in an accident just as his career is on the rise...and whose triumph over despair and disability leads him to pitch again. Stewart signed on for the role when he realized the film would be an inspiration to injured World War II GIs. The film still inspires. Awarded an Oscar for Best Motion Picture Story, directed by Sam Wood (The Pride of the Yankees) and supported by a top cast that includes real-life ballplayers, The Stratton Story is sports biography at its best.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Cast
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James Stewart

Monty Stratton
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Steve Mesner

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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George Metkovich

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Fred Millican

All-Star Catcher (uncredited)
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Cyril Moran

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Sol Murgi

Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Al Mutart

All Stars Umpire (uncredited)
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Anne Nagel

Mrs. Piet (uncredited)
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James Nolan

Reporter (uncredited)
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Louie Novikoff

Detroit Ball Player (uncredited)
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Frank O'Connor

Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Pat Orr

Umpire (uncredited)
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George Ovey

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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Garry Owen

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Roy Partee

Western Pitcher (uncredited)
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Leonard Perme

Yankee Ball Player (uncredited)
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Eugene Persson

Monty's Son as a Toddler (uncredited)
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Al Porto

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Jack Powell

Umpire (uncredited)
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Jerry Priddy

Yankee Ball Player (uncredited)
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Kenneth Richardson

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Al Rosen

Vendor (uncredited)
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Don Ross

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Michael Ross

Pitcher (uncredited)
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Joe Rue

Umpire (uncredited)
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Glen Russell

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Tim Ryan

Man Playing Slot Machine (uncredited)
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Hank Sauer

Yankee Ball Player (uncredited)
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Carl Saxe

Detroit Ball Player (uncredited)
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Syd Saylor

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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Ziggy Sears

Umpire (uncredited)
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Bernard Sell

Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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Mabel Smaney

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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Charles Smith

Usher in Movie Theater (uncredited)
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Cap Somers

Giants Manager (uncredited)
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Al Spaeter

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Tuck Stainback

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Bryan Stephens

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Movie House Patron (uncredited)
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Charles Stevens

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Cy Stevens

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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Edward Steward

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Alfred Stringer

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Lou Stringer

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Robert H. Sturgeon

Yankee Ball Player (uncredited)
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Brick Sullivan

Umpire (uncredited)
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Charles Sullivan

Spectator (uncredited)
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Clinton Sundberg

Man on Radio Baking Pie (voice) (uncredited)
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Don Tierney

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Kenneth Tobey

Detroit Player (uncredited)
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Al Treichel

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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George Vico

Detroit Ball Player (uncredited)
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Larry Ward

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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John Warner

Yankee Coach (uncredited)
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Max West

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Barbara Wooddell

Mrs. Shea (uncredited)
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George Woods

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Jack Worth

Detroit Ball Player (uncredited)
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Al Zarilla

Yankee Ball Player (uncredited)
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Gus Zernial

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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June Allyson

Ethel
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Frank Morgan

Barney Wile
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Agnes Moorehead

Ma Stratton
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Bill Williams

Eddie Dibson
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Bruce Cowling

Ted Lyons
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Cliff Clark

Josh Higgins
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Mary Lawrence

Dot
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Dean White

Luke Appling
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Robert Gist

Earnie
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Gene Bearden

Gene Bearden
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Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey
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Jimmy Dykes

Jimmy Dykes
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Mervyn Shea

Mervyn Shea
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Dwight Adams

Detroit Ball Player (uncredited)
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William Allington

Western All Stars Coach (uncredited)
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Jessie Arnold

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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Polly Bailey

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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William Bailey

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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Jerry Bassett

Stratton Baby (uncredited)
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Tom Bassett

Stratton Baby (uncredited)
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Vangie Beilby

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
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Walter Berger

Yankee Pitcher (uncredited)
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Bud Beringhele

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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John Bero

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Edward Bockman

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Bartender (uncredited)
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Jack Brewer

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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John Burger

Ball Player (uncredited)
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Clint Cameron

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Spencer Chan

Waiter (uncredited)
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Merle Combs

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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James Conaty

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Heinie Conklin

Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Gene Coogan

Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Gino Corrado

Restaurant Chef (uncredited)
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Peter Crouse

Reporter (uncredited)
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Todd Davis

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jess Dobernic

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Mike Donovan

Umpire (uncredited)
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Jim Drum

Spectator (uncredited)
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Pat Flaherty

Western Manager (uncredited)
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Lee Tung Foo

Waiter (uncredited)
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Gordon Ford

Western All Stars Coach (uncredited)
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William Garbe

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Cecil Garriott

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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James Gladd

Yankee Ball Player (uncredited)
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Ira Gordon

All Stars Umpire (uncredited)
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Robert Graham

Monty's Son as a Baby (uncredited)
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Robert Haines

Waiter (uncredited)
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William Hall

Ball Player with Bill Dickey (uncredited)
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Don Heffner

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Clarence Hennecke

News Vendor (uncredited)
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Holmes Herbert

Doctor (uncredited)
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John Hiestand

Ball Player with Bill Dickey (uncredited)
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Golden Holt

St. Louis Coach (uncredited)
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Wally Hood

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Wesley Hopper

Detroit Ball Player (uncredited)
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Roy Hughes

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Karl Johnson

Detroit Ball Player (uncredited)
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Morey J. Kaplan

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Frank Kelleher

Chicago White Sox Player (uncredited)
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John Kerr

Yankee Coach (uncredited)
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Maurice Kraft

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Ralph Kress

Southern All Stars Coach (uncredited)
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Florence Lake

Mrs. Appling (uncredited)
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Mitchell Lewis

Conductor (uncredited)
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William Lillie

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Johnny Lindell

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Ralph Littlefield

Waiter (uncredited)
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Jack Lohrke

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Harry Lowrey

Yankee Ball Player (uncredited)
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Al Lyons

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Clarence Maddern

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Alphonse Martell

Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Gene Mauch

Southern All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Mickey McCardle

Western All Stars Player (uncredited)
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Matt McHugh

Slot Machine Player (uncredited)
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George Melford

Person in Theatre (uncredited)
Crew
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Sam Wood

Director
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Douglas Morrow

Writer
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Guy Trosper

Writer
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George Wells

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Stratton Story

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/15/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Stratton Story

(DVD)

8/15/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Stratton Story

(DVD)

11/20/2018

Disc Title Front Cover

The Stratton Story

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/16/2012

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