Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Pride of St. Louis (1952) - (Dan Dailey) US title card

The Pride of St. Louis (1952) - (Dan Dailey) US title card

This is an 11" x 14" US title card for the 1952 Harmon Jones film The Pride of St. Louis based on story by Guy Trosper, screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz and starring Dan Dailey as Dizzy Dean. Plot summary: This film tells the story of the life and and broadcasting career of Jerome Herman "Dizzy" Dean (1910-1974), pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s and television sports commentator in the years after foot and arm injuries ended his baseball career. A major part of the film covers Dean's relationship with his wife Patricia Nash [Joanne Dru]. In 1999 The Sporting News listed Dean as one of the 100 greatest baseball players.

Cast and crew: Harmon Jones, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Guy Trosper, Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru, Richard Hylton, Richard Crenna, Hugh Sanders, Dizzy Dean, Hugh Sanders, James Brown, Leo Cleary, Jerome Herman Dean

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