After portraying the immortal George Gipp in KNUTE ROCKNE--ALL AMERICAN, Ronald Reagan took on the role of another sporting great in this well-made but sanitized screen biography of legendary pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. The film follows Alexander from his early days as a telephone
lineman and barnstorming pro through his major-league pitching success with the Phillies and Cubs, and on to his strong-willed comeback after succumbing to the bottle. Plagued by double vision and dizzy spells--the result of a head injury that temporarily ended his career even before he reached
the majors--Alexander begins drinking when his curse returns, driving away his loving w...