The Jackie Robinson Story is a 1950 biographical film directed by Alfred E. Green (who had directed The Jolson Story, “one of the biggest hits of the 40s”) and starring Jackie Robinson as himself. The film focuses on Robinson’s struggle with the abuse of bigots as he becomes the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era.
The film is among the list of films in the public domain in the United States. However a new copyrighted “restored and in color” version was released in conjunction with the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2008.
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