Classic Film Guide

Stratton Story, The (1949)

A true story of a baseball player, Monty Stratton played by James Stewart, who was inspired by his wife Ethel (June Allyson) to continue to try to play after losing a leg in a freak hunting accident. Frank Morgan and Agnes Moorehead as Ma Stratton, also star; several Major League baseball players from the time also appear, as themselves. Directed by (four time Best Director Oscar nominee) Sam Wood, it won the Best Writing, Motion Picture Story Academy Award for Douglas Morrow, his only Oscar recognition; Guy Trosper assisted.

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