The Jackie Robinson Story

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Alfred E. Green
Production: American Pop Classics
Rotten Tomatoes:
76 min


(man) This is the story

of a boy and his dream...

but more than that...

it is the story

of an American boy...

and a dream

that is truly American.

The year... 1928.

The time... spring.

If you were a young man,

your thoughts were undoubtedly

turning to those of love.

But if you were a young boy,

your thoughts

were of one thing...


Give me some high ones!

Come on!

Here... right over here!

Give me a fast one!


Give me one... come on!

Come on... I'll show you how!


Give me a good high one!

Great bunch

of infielders we got.

Yeah, big leaguers.


Hit me one, mister?

What do you want?

Grounders, flies, anything.

Watch this.


Right here... come on!

How's that for a ballplayer?

Yeah, we ought to give

him another chance.

Hey, kid, you want another?

(kid) Yes, sir.

Here it comes!


Hey, kid, come here a minute.

Now, don't tell me

that one didn't sting.

Just a little bit.

Haven't you got a glove?

No, sir.

Come here a minute.

You mean I can borrow this?

No... you can have it.

For keeps?

For keeps!


(kid) Mom! Mom!

Yes, Jackie?

Look, Mom!

Where'd you get it?

A man gave it to me.


You can sew it up.

Oh, Jackie!



Yes, Mom?

Sew 'em on like that?

No, Mom.

The way you have them now reads.

"Junior Pasadena College."

That way, Mom.

Pasadena Junior College.

Of course.

How'd I get it

mixed up like that?

My, my...

They wouldn't know

who I'd be jumping for

at the track meet.

That what your brother

Mack won a medal for?

That what you're talkin' about?

Won a medal?

When Mack jumped

for Pasadena Junior College

he broke the National

Junior College record

and nobody has jumped

that far since.

That's nice!


This kid jumped

25 feet, 6 1/2 inches, Bill.

Broke his brother's record.

Do you think maybe he could, ah,

jump over that

Southern Cal line?

He led the conference in TDs.

Only, there's one problem, Bill.

You mean the Trojans

have already got him?

Heh... no, no.

He's a colored boy.

I heard somebody

squawking about giving

colored boys too many

athletic scholarships.

Colored boys

are all right with me,

if they're the right color.

The right color?

I like a good, clean,

American boy with a B average.

If that's the kind

of a boy you're talking about-

his colors are blue and gold.

UCLA colors, huh?

That's right,

and you can tell it

to Robinson for me.


Come on, Jackie, come on.

Come on, boy.

Come on, Jackie.

Come on!

You're his brother, aren't you?

That's right.

You're Mack Robinson.

I ran against you

when you were at Oregon.

Oh, sure, you ran

for Southern Cal.

Pete Schubeck... this is my wife.

Hello, Mack.

How do you do?

This is Rae Isum, Jackie's girl.

- Hello.

- Glad to know you.

What are you doing these days?

Oh, I got a good, steady job.

Glad to hear it.

Come on, Jackie.


Easing up?

Yeah, a lot.

What's the matter

with those guys,

giving it to Jack like that

just because he's...

Because he's the best halfback

on the field.

Oh, yeah... yeah, sure.

And Jackie,

I wasn't kidding

about that either.

They have a lot of respect

for you out there.

I have a lot of respect

for them too.

Believe me.

How's Mack been doing lately?

I always liked Mack.


Oh, Mack's doin' fine.

Been waitin' long?

No, just got here.

Somebody told me you got

an honorable mention

on the All-American.

Did I?

Somebody else told me

you cut class this morning.

Could be.

Was it because you

worked late last night?

And I went to see

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