Jim Thorpe---All American (1951)


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Burt Lancaster stars as Jim Thorpe, the Native American sports whiz whom many consider the greatest athlete of the 20th century. We first see Thorpe as a child on the reservation, highly resistant to the notion of going to school. He proves to be an excellent student, eventually attending the all-Indian college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Still, Thorpe doesn't feel like mixing much with the other students until coach Charles Bickford encourages the lad to go out for the track team. Thorpe finds … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Sports & Fitness, Classics
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Written By: Everett Freeman, Douglas Morrow, Frank Davis
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On DVD: Oct 23, 2007
Warner Home Video


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as Margaret

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as Little Boy

as Wally Denny

as Louis Tewanema

as Tom Ashenbrunner

as Hiram Thorpe

as Jim Thorpe Jr.

as Young Jim Thorpe

as Football Manager

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burt lancaster's socially conscious in this making-it-despite-all-the-lousy-breaks (and people)-against-yah pass of time that's as politically correct as the time it was made. thank goodness this society's improved it's relationship with native americans nowadays, yessir!

Kevin M. Williams

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Burt Lancaster had roughly a dozen credits to his name when he gave his the life of famous Carlisle Indian, and All American Athlete, Jim Thorpe. A great sports biography.

Rick Cagle

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