The Winning Team

1952, Movie, NR, 98 mins

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...
Released: 1952 Rated: NR Length: 98 mins

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