The Jackie Robinson Story
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

This documentary chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African American professional baseball player. Robinson's courage of conviction and the support of his family and friends enabled him to cross the color barrier in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1950
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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TIME Magazine

The best thing about the movie is Jackie Robinson himself, playing the title role. Burdened with some lines and situations that would weigh heavily on a professional actor, he gives a remarkably natural performance.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Movie's main asset is that Robinson plays himself.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Here the simple story of Mr. Robinson's trail-blazing career is re-enacted with manifest fidelity and conspicuous dramatic restraint. And Mr. Robinson displays a calm assurance and composure that might be envied by many a Hollywood star.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the most sincere sports biopics.

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TV Guide

Though [Robinson] was a better infielder than he was an actor, anyone who loves baseball will be intrigued by the story of the determined man who broke the color barrier in the major leagues.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Lackluster production but great central baseball hero.

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