Drama

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Director: Alfred E. Green
Actors: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Jimmie Dodd
Runtime: 77 min.

The story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball player to break the color barrier and play in the Major Leagues. Traces his story from childhood, to his college football days to his career in Pro Baseball from the Negro Leagues up until he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949.

Trivia: Jackie Robinson plays himself in this movie. He received $50,000 for playing the role. Ruby Dee (Rae Robinson) was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 2008's American Gangster. She also played Mother Abigail in the 1994 mini-series The Stand.