- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
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- Historical Importance
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The Ideal Candidate For Ruth Has Long Passed
To this day the only real actor who could have(past tense because now he is far too old) pulled off Babe Ruth is Joe Don Baker, who physically, uncannily, resembled the Bambino at an early point in his career, around the time of "Walking Tall". The Babe Ruth Story is bumbling, inept, but yet entertaining, and I can watch a good print over and over. I view movies the majority of the time as escape, anyway, not for realism.
The Babe Ruth Story
just watched this for the first time in years, had forgotten just how much it edited The Babe's life.still, it's a heartwarming fairy tale that paints a very pretty picture, and i enjoyed it - as a movie, not a biopic. as they rushed to finish it before The Babe passed away, i guess it was more of a love letter to a hero, a thanks for the memories, as well as a movie that little boys could actually go see - can't send children running in tears from the theaters! - and walk away with happy sugar-plum fairy thoughts about their ailing Babe. as to Jason Robards, Jr, he was born in 1922, making him 26 when the film was released, if that helps, i don't remember the extras.
You must see this if you are a baseball fan
Babe Ruth was disappointed in this film and so was William Bendix. It is not bad, it is really bad. So bad it is worth watching once, probably just once, to see how truly weak it is. The plot is inane. My favorite scenes.... Babe Ruth starts losing games because he sticks his tongue out when he throws a certain pitch. Only probably Babe Ruth, when he was fighting umpires, was one of the best left-handers in all of baseball and he certainly did not get pitching advice from fans. His Red Sox teams were the best in the game during his time there in Boston. Secondly the scene with Bendix carrying an umbrella dancing with the chorus girls is to say the least funny and a bit pathetic. Whole film is a lesson in how not to make a bio-picture about a sports celebrity.
The Babe Ruth Story
- Lawrence Jones
Saccharine Fluff that made it hard to watch (one of my favorite pastimes). The most interesting thing I saw in the movie was a scene near the end of the movie with the Babe and Brother Matthais(Bickford) at the Boys' School. I'll swear that in the near backgroud was one young and skinny extra named Jason Robards Jr. Can anyone tell me if that is a fact?
Looking for info
Hey... can anyone tell me the name of the girl trio who sang in the last few minutes of the film? They were adorable.
The Babe Ruth Story
- Tony Di Stasi
I can't understand why some one has not made a real qualty truthful movie of the Babe's Life. In this movie he is a God and in the later movie with Goodman he's portrayed as a fat pig.Babe Ruth's life and times deserves a better fate.If you know anything at all of the babes life you will find this movie as well as William Bendix's acting very bad.I suppose having been made near the time of his death it would not have been good to show all the over indulgence of his life. However to pass over his first marrage make it look like his poor 1925 season was on account of hurting a dog and having him save kid's lives is total BS. Bendix is an an actor that can't swing a bat and overplays even the most exagerated scenes.Even with all this it's worth a look
Bill Bendix tries to play
In this first big screen bio on the life and career of baseball legend Babe Ruth.Character actor William Bendix tries to portray "The Babe"flamboyant but troubled superstar.Whose bad behavoior is caused by a ad childhood and the need to get too much and to be "one of the guys". Bendix' is ill suited for this role..coming off as unreal and the script is little more than a fictionalized and maudlin tearjerker