The Babe Ruth Story casts William Bendix as Babe Ruth, who is depicted as a childish, misunderstood oaf who happens to be one of the greatest ballplayers of all time. The film chronicles Babe’s school days in Baltimore, his brief tenure with the Baltimore Orioles, his glory days with the New York Yankees, his precedent-breaking 60th homer, his “called shot” of 1932, his fall from grace with the Boston Braves, and his slow death from a cancerous illness.

The Babe Ruth Story (1948) Biography, Drama, Sport | 106min | 6 September 1948 (USA) 5.4
Director: Roy Del RuthWriter: Bob ConsidineStars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles BickfordSummary: The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series.


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