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The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 12 June 1953 (Australia)
Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

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Alfred E. Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Robinson ... Jackie Robinson
Ruby Dee ... Rae Robinson
Minor Watson ... Branch Rickey
Louise Beavers ... Jackie's Mother
Richard Lane ... Hopper
Harry Shannon ... Charlie
Ben Lessy ... Shorty
William 'Bill' Spaulding William 'Bill' Spaulding ... Bill Spaulding (as Bill Spaulding)
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Clyde Sukeforth
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Mack Robinson
Bernie Hamilton ... Ernie
Kenny Washington Kenny Washington ... Tigers Manager
Pat Flaherty ... Karpen
Larry McGrath Larry McGrath ... Umpire
Emmett Smith Emmett Smith ... Catcher
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@umbc.edu>

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Taglines:

You'll HIT With Him! You'll RUN With Him! You'll SLIDE With Him!

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1953 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Jackie Robinson See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jewel Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (black and white version)| Color (color version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roy Glenn seen here in the uncredited role of Mr. Gaines, the Florida attorney, was very well known for a later role in a pivotal movie about race, the classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). See more »

Goofs

Late 1940's cars can clearly be seen in the 1928 scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: This is the story of a boy and his dream. But more than that, it is the story of an American boy and dream that is truly an American.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer-colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sanford and Son: Ol' Brown Eyes (1974) See more »

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28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Jackie Robinson Story, The (1950)

*** (out of 4)

Surprisenly very entertaining bio of Jackie Robinson (who plays himself) and his struggle to become the first black baseball player in the majors. I was really caught off guard by Robinson who gives a very good, low key performance. Ruby Dee as his wife is also very good as are the supporting players. The film only runs 75-minutes, which means it's not as thick with information as I would have liked but the movie runs at a great speed and shows the importance of Robinson very well. Hopefully Spike Lee will get his Robinson story off the ground someday.


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