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The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
Burt Lancaster was 36 when the film was made in 1950.
Man on Speaker's Platform:
Ladies and gentlemen, the honorable Roy J. Turner, governor of the state of Oklahoma.
Governor Roy J. Turner: Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here this evening to express our pride and pay tribute to a native son of Oklahoma. But I think it is only fitting that I ...
Governor Roy J. Turner: ...
The Olympic opening ceremony footage is from the 1948 London games. When Thorpe receives his medal, the peristyle end of the Los Angeles Coliseum (1932 & 1984 games) is clearly in the background.
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