This listing is for The Jackie Robinson Story VHS.
Actors: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers, Richard Lane
Directors: Alfred E. Green
Writers: Arthur Mann, Lawrence Taylor, Louis Pollock
Producers: Joseph H. Nadel, Mort Briskin, William Joseph Heineman
Format: Black & White, NTSC
Rated: NR - Not Rated
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Star Classics
VHS Release Date: 1986
Run Time: 77 minutes
This is a superb autobiography film. What makes is specifically notable is to meet Jackie himself, since he plays his own character in this movie. The film embodies so much that painted our culture of legal segregation. This movie was filmed just three years after Jackie broke the color barrier. The acting is not Broadway. But the message is outstandingly clear. I highly recommend this film for the family, small groups, and especially schools. This film is a tribute to overcoming and transforming America through excellence, integrity, and self control. To put passion and dreams above retaliatory anger and short term venting over cultural changing excellence.
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
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