That’s Jackie Robinson promoting the 1950 biographical film “The Jackie Robinson Story.” Robinson played himself in the movie. Yes, Jackie Robinson made a movie three years into his big league career and he played himself. I had no clue until this week. It’s about 1 hour and 12 minutes long and I watched the entire movie. As a movie, it’s awful. As a biopic and an insight into Jackie the person, it’s wonderful. So, if you can look past the terrible production value and acting… it’s a must-watch.
Oh, you can watch the entire movie on YouTube. I love you, internet.
(Sporting News archive photo)