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Event: 'Jim Thorpe -- All-American' Print
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Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

(1951) Interesting dramatization of the Native American athlete (Burt Lancaster) who turns to professional football when the medals he won in the 1912 Olympics are taken from him on a technicality, then hits the skids when his son dies of polio. Director Michael Curtiz handles the sport sequences convincingly but the objective portrayal of Thorpe’s ordeals weakens their emotional impact. Consequences of prejudice including domestic difficulties. (A-II -- adults and adolescents) TCM (cable)



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