|The Jackie Robinson Story DVD Jackie Robinson (1950)
The Jackie Robinson Story DVD Jackie Robinson (1950)
Despite its lack of production values and box-office "names," The Jackie
Robinson Story is one of the best and most convincing baseball biopics
ever filmed. Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson plays
himself, and quite well indeed. The film traces Robinson's career from
his college days, when he excelled as a track star at Pasadena College
and as UCLA's All-Sports record holder. Upon his graduation, Robinson
tries to get a coaching job, but this is the 1940s, and most doors are
closed to black athletes. After serving in the army, Robinson plays with
the Negro Baseball League, where his uncanny skills attract the
attention of Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Anxious to break down the "color line" that exists in major-league
baseball, Robinson is chosen in 1946 to play for the Brooklyn farm team
in Montreal. In a harrowing sequence, Rickey lets Robinson know what
he's in for by bombarding him with insults and racial slurs. The manager
is merely testing Robinson's ability to withstand the pressure: he
wants a black ballplayer "with guts enough not to fight back." Robinson
agrees to ignore all racial epithets for the first two years of his
Brooklyn contract. Despite the unabashed hatred to which he is subjected
during his year with Montreal, Robinson steadfastly continues to turn
the other cheek, and in 1947 he graduates to the Dodgers lineup. After a
slow start, Robinson justifies the faith put in him by Rickey. The
Dodgers win the pennant race, and slowly but surely the ban on black
players vanishes in the Big Leagues.
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