The Stratton Story
The Stratton Story (1949)

Both Van Johnson and Gregory Peck were considered for the role of baseball star Monty Stratton in the 1949 biopic The Stratton Story before settling upon the real Stratton's own first choice, James Stewart. The film covers several years… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 15, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times

Mr. Stewart gives such a winning performance that it is almost impossible to imagine anyone else playing the role of the Chicago White Sox pitcher whose bright future was suddenly and tragically darkened by adversity in 1938.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Amidst a script that starts, stalls and plods along, Stewart is an inspiration who could probably tell 'Yo Mamma jokes to the Brady clan and Partridge family and still be their best friend.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This inspiring picture about a man who wouldn't give up (and who acted as the film's technical advisor) also features appearances by the Yankee great Bill Dickey and pitcher Gene Bearden as themselves.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis sweet and uplifting, not a little corny, but helped immensely by Stewart's easygoing, soft-spoken appeal.

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Emanuel Levy

As directed by Same Wood, this sports biopic is too earnest and too concerned with being inspirational, but Jimmy Stewart is good.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The inspirational true story of Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A beautiful, romantic, dramatic story about a real life baseball player. Stewart and the rest of the cast give great performances.