Jackie Robinson is one of my all time sports heroes. Yes, the man was a great baseball player, but it's what he did off the field that will forever make him a legend in my eyes. Before I saw this film I could only imagine what it must have been like to be the ONLY black player in major league baseball. Unfortunately, after I saw this film I could still only imagine what it must have been like. The Jackie Robinson Story, the movie, is a product of its day. This one is melodramatic, at times sentimental, and not very accurate. To say this one pulls punches would be an understatement. What Jackie had to endure was a thousand times worse than anything depicted here. Still, it offers a glimpse into the socio-political climate of America in the 1930's & 40's even if it is sugarcoated and toned down.