The Pride of the Yankees, despite its flaws, makes for appropriate viewing on Lou Gehrig Day, which is now celebrated in baseball. Gehrig passed away on this date in 1941. He never did live to see the film, which earned 11 Oscar nominations and winning one for editing. The editing is certainly well deserved given that Gary Cooper never played baseball before signing onto the film. This is what the reports say. Many reports say…"The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig Day"
The Best Years of Our Lives is an Oscar-winning classic about three servicemen readjusting to life following World War 2. Three returning veterans, Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), Homer Parrish (Harold Russell), and Al Stephenson (Fredric March), meet when flying to their home in Boone City. All of them aren’t doing well when it comes to readjusting to post-war life. Al, with a family and two children, may be in the best position as he returns…"The Best Years of Our Lives: A Classic"