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This biographical film stars the baseball legend himself in a dramatic story about the player who integrated major league ball. The story begins with Jackie Robinson's early years, profiling the successful young athlete who excelled in various collegiate sports. It then follows him to his momentous meeting with Branch Rickey of the no less legendary Brooklyn Dodgers who brought Robinson in as a professional player to the previously all-white sport.
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CastHarry Shannon
DirectorAlfred E. Green
Release Date:  1950
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
DVD Release Date:  Alpha Video (September 09, 2003)
Runtime:  1hr 16min
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review by . July 09, 2009
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Pros: some great information     Cons: overlooked Satchel Paige and gave no credit to his brother's own accomplishments     The Bottom Line:   "For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,  At the old ball game"  ~Jack Norworth     After recently watching The Jackie Robinson Story I had to take some time to reflect on the whole thing. Certainly the racial break-through in this movie was dramatic but I’d …
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