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The Stratton Story

The Stratton Story(1949)

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  • The Stratton Story

    • Holly Hugo
    • 5/12/14

    Being a Jimmy Stewart fan, this is one of my favorites. He is able to carry you through the film from country farmer to major league player to angry amputee to acceptance. Great message on living life to its fullest and not letting tragedies get in the way of your dreams. Allison and Stewart have great chemistry and all the characters are able to create believable warm relationships from Morgan as a coach to Moorhead as a mother and mother in law. I love Van Johnson too but Jimmy truly did a great job with this movie and I highly recommend this movie. All my kids are Jimmy Steward fans and enjoy this movie from my 28 year old to my 14 year old.

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    • David Huygens
    • 5/8/14

    This is a wonderful biography that contains some of the best screen acting Stewart and Allyson ever did. Ethel Stratton stated about the casting of Van Johnson that Monty felt Van was "gun-shy athletically" and would never make a convincing pitcher (after Johnson visited the Strattons and Monty worked out a bit with Van). Despite being 8 years older than Van, Stewart looked more like Monty Stratton, and more important, was Stratton's own choice to play him on the screen. As for Johnson and Allyson co-starring in the film, as the overview states, Donna Reed was cast opposite Van Johnson, originally. She only left the cast after Stewart replaced Johnson. Stewart requested she be replaced with his own preference, Allyson (he felt he hadn't had good chemistry with Reed in It's A Wonderful Life). Reed resented Stewart for years for screwing up what would have been a big break for her.

  • The Stratton Story

    • Henry Shaffner
    • 3/24/13

    We found the story quite unbelievable. Van Johnson would have been much more suited to playing Monty Stratton than the too - old Jimmy Stewart. Also Van and June Allyson were a natural pair, and would have really been the better combination. Beides, Van was a fine athlete, as demonstrated in "The Romance of Rosy Ridge." The movie disappoints because the wrong actor was cast. in the lead. It is our opinion that Monty Stratton felt too competitive with Van Johnaon who had played a war hero named Ted Lawson who lost his leg in The Doolittle Raid, and did such a tremendous job in "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo."

  • The Stratton Story (1949)

    • James Higgins
    • 1/1/10

    It certainly pours on the sentiment, it is a bit too sappy, but it is also a highly entertaining film. Jimmy Stewart rises above the material and makes it work. June Allyson on the other hand is just too sugary and sweet, her performance doesn't ring true. Fine supporting cast.

  • Truly moving

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 12/26/09

    This is a fine example of American cinema at its best. Supposedly Jimmy Stewart had not really intended to do the film, till it was pointed out to him that it would inspire WWII veterans with limited mobility. The scene where he and his son walk together for the first time is exceptional. June Allyson is superb and perfectly cast. There would've been no other type of wholesome wife that men from that era would've looked forward to seeing after being away. Agnes Moorhead is good and understated as the mother, and this is at least the third film I know of where Frank Morgan plays a paternal role to one of Stewart's characters. Morgan seems very lively in this offering. The game scenes are equally lively, and this entire film is worth enjoying and remains inspiring with each viewing. For fans of the sports biography I'd also recommend 'The Pride of the Yankees' by the same director a few years earlier. And for Stewart-Allyson enthusiasts look at 'The Glenn Miller Story' & 'Strategic Air Command.' They have an easy, fun chemistry.

  • Great Movie!

    • Ruby O'Quinn
    • 8/25/06

    In my opinion this is one of the most moving dramas that James Stewart portrays. The acting is great with June Allyson as his wife. It's a four star movie that has the same drama appeal along with the Glenn Miller Story, The FBI Story and many more....

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