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The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

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106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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.See moreThe 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. Written by Jerry Milani See less
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Writers
Bob Considine (from the book) (screenplay) | George Callahan (screenplay)
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Richard V. Heermance (as Richard Heermance)
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Updated Jul 26, 1948

Release date
Sep 6, 1948 (United States)

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William Bendix
George Herman 'Babe' Ruth George Herman 'Babe' Ruth   See fewer
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Claire Trevor
Claire Hodgson Ruth Claire Hodgson Ruth   See fewer
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Charles Bickford
Brother Matthias Brother Matthias   See fewer
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Sam Levene
Phil Conrad Phil Conrad   See fewer
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William Frawley
Jack Dunn Jack Dunn   See fewer
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Gertrude Niesen
Nightclub Singer Nightclub Singer   See fewer
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Fred Lightner
Miller Huggins Miller Huggins   See fewer
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Stanley Clements
Western Union Boy Western Union Boy   See fewer
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Robert Ellis
Babe Ruth as a Boy (as Bobby Ellis) Babe Ruth as a Boy (as Bobby Ellis)   See fewer
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Lloyd Gough
Gambler Dalton Gambler Dalton   See fewer
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Matt Briggs
Colonel Jacob Ruppert Colonel Jacob Ruppert   See fewer
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Paul Cavanagh
Dr. Menzies Dr. Menzies   See fewer
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Warren Douglas
Boston Braves' Rookie Boston Braves' Rookie   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Bill Carrigan, Red Sox Manager Bill Carrigan, Red Sox Manager   See fewer
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Mark Koenig
Mark Koenig Mark Koenig   See fewer
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Richard Lane
Boston Braves' coach Boston Braves' coach   See fewer
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Ziggy Sears
Umpire Ziggy Sears Umpire Ziggy Sears   See fewer
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Harry Wismer
Harry Wismer - Sports Announcer Harry Wismer - Sports Announcer   See fewer
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Bucky Harris
Bucky Harris - Baseball Player Bucky Harris - Baseball Player   See fewer
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Mel Allen
Mel Allen-New York Yankees Radio Announcer Mel Allen-New York Yankees Radio Announcer   See fewer
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H.V. Kaltenborn
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Knox Manning
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The King's Men
Vocal Ensemble Vocal Ensemble   See fewer
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The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir
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William Bailey
Reporter (scenes deleted) Reporter (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Sam Balter
Newsman (scenes deleted) Newsman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Leonard Bremen
Sergeant (scenes deleted) Sergeant (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
Sam (scenes deleted) Sam (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
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John Elliott
Conductor (scenes deleted) Conductor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Paul Harvey
Bagley (scenes deleted) Bagley (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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George Humbert
Waiter (scenes deleted) Waiter (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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William F. Leicester
Player (scenes deleted) Player (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Mike Mahoney
Buffalo Batter (scenes deleted) Buffalo Batter (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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William Newell
Brother Francis (scenes deleted) Brother Francis (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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George Offerman Jr.
Sailor (scenes deleted) Sailor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Eddie Parks
Clerk (scenes deleted) Clerk (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Saloon Keeper (scenes deleted) Saloon Keeper (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Piano Player (scenes deleted) Piano Player (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Frank J. Scannell
Sports Editor (scenes deleted) Sports Editor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Harry Seymour
Piano Player (scenes deleted) Piano Player (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Ted Stanhope
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted) Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Jack Stoney
Umpire (scenes deleted) Umpire (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
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Bartender (scenes deleted) Bartender (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Dick Wessel
First Mate (scenes deleted) First Mate (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited) Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Call Boy (uncredited) Call Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shortstop (uncredited) Shortstop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cap Huston (uncredited) Cap Huston (uncredited)   See fewer
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St. Louis Manager (uncredited) St. Louis Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Catcher (uncredited) Catcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mr. Jackson - Johnny's Father (uncredited) Mr. Jackson - Johnny's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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World Series Fan (uncredited) World Series Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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St. Louis Coach (uncredited) St. Louis Coach (uncredited)   See fewer
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Babe Ruth's Father (uncredited) Babe Ruth's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Female Wrestler (uncredited) Female Wrestler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Drunk (uncredited) Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Baltimore Oriole Player (uncredited) Baltimore Oriole Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Turnkey (uncredited) Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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