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The Life of Jackie Robinson

Drama, Sports, Classics | 77 min
Rating: /10

Movie Info

  • Starring: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers, Bernie Hamilton
  • Director: Alfred E. Green
  • Language: English
  • Ratings: Unrated
  • Released: 1950

Movie Synopsis

After leading the Brooklyn Dodgers to their 1949 pennant, baseball legend Jackie Robinson took time off to play himself in this intriguing biographical drama that tells the story of the first man to break the color barrier in major league baseball. Tracing his life from an impoverished childhood, his years at UCLA, his time in the army, his days with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues, and finally to his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, this straightforward account portrays Robinson’s courageous struggle against racism.

A promise made to Dodger President Branch Rickey (Minor Watson), and his love for baseball, held Robinson’s temper in check as he endured a constant onslaught of dehumanizing taunts from both fans and players. Praised for its frank commentary on racial issues, this is the true story of one man’s determination to turn his dream into a reality, changing the face of baseball forever.