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Climax!: The Lou Gehrig Story ()

directed by Allen Reisner
featuring Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Harry Carey, Jr., James Gregory

The Lou Gehrig Story stars Wendell Corey as the legendary New York Yankees first baseman. With only an hour at its disposal, the play is compelled to concentrate almost exclusively on Gehrig's losing battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The highlight of the drama is Lou's emotional farewell to his Yankee Stadium fans, which occurred July 4, 1939. Interestingly, close ups of Corey are matched up with stock footage of the real Gehrig during this climactic scene. Jean Hagen co-stars as Gehrig's supportive wife Eleanor. ...

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