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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.
First filmed role of any kind, as well as feature film debut of Bernie Hamilton later of Starsky and Hutch (1975).
This is the story of a boy and his dream. But more than that, it is the story of an American boy and dream that is truly an American.
The Negro League team Jackie Robinson actually played for was the Kansas City Monarchs (who so dominated African-American baseball they were often called the "Black Yankees"),not the fictitious "Black Panthers."
Also available in a computer-colorized version.