The Jackie Robinson Story Poster

Release Date: May 16th, 1950

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 16 min

Plot Summary
After a successful baseball career in college and as a coach in the military, Jackie Robinson (playing himself) attracts the attention of Major League Baseball's Branch Rickey (Minor Watson). Rickey wants Robinson to play in the minor leagues, believing he can become the first player to break the color barrier and play in the majors. The only catch: He is forbidden from defending himself against racial bigotry. Supported by his wife (Ruby Dee), Robinson is steadfast in his determination to win.

Cast: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers, Richard Lane, Harry Shannon, Ben Lessy, Bill Spaulding

Director: Alfred Green

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Jewel Pictures

Keywords: Mother, New York City, Sacrifice, Underdog, Rousing, Family, 1940s, Emotional, Rise, 1930s, Wife, Love, Heartwarming