Approved | | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
Although some people may be confused at the sight of Burt Lancaster playing a native American, the fact is that Jim Thorpe himself was not a full-blooded Native American, being part Irish on his mother's side.
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: ...
Although this movie is based upon the life of a real person (Jim Thorpe) the movie contains the standard disclaimer at the beginning of the movie - that the movie is fictitious and is not based on real persons, events, etc. and that any similarities to real persons or events is coincidental.
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