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The Jackie Robinson Story (16-May-1950)

Director: Alfred E. Green

Writers: Lawrence Taylor; Arthur Mann

Music Score: Herschel Burke Gilbert

Producer: Mort Briskin

Keywords: Sports Drama, Biography, Baseball

Biopic of Jackie Robinson, overcoming prejudice to become the first black admitted to modern Major League Baseball. While undeniably one of the greatest baseball players of all time, acting is not among Robinson's strong suits; low budget production filmed while he was still an active player. Ruby Dee puts in a wonderful performance as his devoted wife; forty years later Dee would play his mother in The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louise Beavers
8-Mar-1902 26-Oct-1962 She Done Him Wrong
Ruby Dee
27-Oct-1924 12-Jun-2014 The Jackie Robinson Story
Bernie Hamilton
12-Jun-1928 30-Dec-2008 Capt. Dobey on Starsky and Hutch
Jackie Robinson
31-Jan-1919 24-Oct-1972 First negro in the major leagues
Minor Watson
22-Dec-1889 28-Jul-1965 Guadalcanal Diary


Jackie Robinson   ...   Himself
Ruby Dee   ...   Rae Robinson
Minor Watson   ...   Branch Rickey
Louise Beavers   ...   Jackie's Mother
Richard Lane   ...   Hopper
Harry Shannon   ...   Charlie
Ben Lessy   ...   Shorty
Bill Spaulding   ...   Himself
Billy Wayne   ...   Clyde Sukeforth
Joel Fluellen   ...   Mack Robinson
Bernie Hamilton   ...   Ernie
Kenny Washington   ...   Tigers Manager
Pat Flaherty   ...   Karpen
Larry McGrath   ...   Umpire
Emmett Smith   ...   Catcher
Howard Louis MacNeely   ...   Jackie, as a Boy
George Dockstader   ...   Bill


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