Character actor William Bendix brings bravado and color to every frame of this sanitized but enjoyable biopic that glosses over Babe Ruth's legendary excesses. THE BABE RUTH STORY begins in Baltimore as the young George Herman Ruth (Bobby Ellis) is taken from his father's waterfront saloon
and placed in St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, where the kindly Brother Mathias (Charles Bickford) introduces him to sandlot baseball. Bendix takes over as the Babe begins his stellar career on the diamond, first as a brilliant pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, then as a New York Yankee,
swinging for the fences as no one (save Hank Aaron) has done since, pounding out 60 home...