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The Jackie Robinson Story
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The Jackie Robinson Story 1950

From Amazon: The vintage film biography The Jackie Robinson Story is unusual in that Robinson portrays himself, and the movie was produced in 1950, barely three years after he took up his position at second base for the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the "color line" in professional baseball. After providing a fast portrayal of Robinson's early life, up to his collegiate sports career at UCLA and his stint in the U.S. Army, the story turns serious when Branch Rickey offers him a contract to play for a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team. Interestingly, some of the scenes, such as an incident when Robinson and his teammates were being locked out of a stadium...

Directed By:
No image existsAlfred E. Green
Written By:
No image existsLawrence Taylor
No image existsArthur Mann
No image existsLawrence Taylor
No image existsRuby Dee
No image existsMinor Watson
No image existsLouise Beavers
No image existsRichard Lane
No image existsHarry Shannon
No image existsJoel Fluellen
No image existsBen Lessy
No image existsJackie Robinson

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The Jackie Robinson Story Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/22/2007)

Sure, many can criticize this film for what it didn't show, but it's amovie, not a mini-series. So, they had to gloss over the fact that his brother Mack (Joel Fluellen), with a college education and an Olympic medal was a milkman; didn't touch on the Army att all; and left out Satchel Paige.

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