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The Jackie Robinson Story
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Directed By
Alfred E. Green

Written By:
Lawrence Taylor, Arthur Mann, Lawrence Taylor

Cast:
Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers, Richard Lane, Harry Shannon, Joel Fluellen, Ben Lessy, Jackie Robinson

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The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
March 22nd, 2007

Historic baseball film

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.

What was worth watching was Robinson'e play for UCLA and branch Rickey's (Minor Watson) valiant efforts to get him into major league baseball. It is no secret that I love watching baseball movies From Fever Pitch to The Natural to "A League of their own;" I'll watch baseball movies over baseball games. This was a good one. Robinson did a very good acting job playing himself. Of course, as Ringo Starr said, "All I have to do is smile and act naturally." Well, he did much more that that.

So, head on over to the Internet Archive and check it our: http://www.archive.org/details/Jackie_Robinson_Story_The

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