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The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 24 October 1951 (USA)
Abe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters."... See full summary »

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Themselves (as The Harlem Globetrotters)
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Ann Carpenter
Bill Walker ...
Prof. Turner
Angela Clarke ...
Peter M. Thompson ...
Martin (as Peter Thompson)
Billy Brown ...
Billy Townsend (Globetrotter)
Roscoe Cumberland ...
Roscoe - Globetrotter
William 'Pop' Gates ...
Marques Haynes ...
Louis 'Babe' Pressley ...
'Babe' Pressley - Globetrotter
Ermer Robinson ...
Elmer Robinson - Globetrotter
Ted Strong ...
Ted Strong - Globetrotter
Reece 'Goose' Tatum ...
Frank Washington ...
Frank Washington - Globetrotter
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Abe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters." Saperstein want Billy to finish school first and get his degree but, despite the good advice, Billy quits college and joins the team. He becomes the team star, gets married although it is against the team regulations, and is injured. As a result, the team loses an important game and Billy is fired. He signs a big-money contract to play with another team in the following season. but when he hears that his old team needs him. he forgoes the big money and rejoins the "Globetrotters." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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24 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Basketbol ilâhlari  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Great Historic Look at the actual Globetrotters
4 December 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

For any basketball fan this movie is worth the enjoyment of seeing the original Globetrotters in action. The movie itself is pretty weak but I guess that Scotty Pippen commercial of a few years back where he is slamming against those old guys doing set shots was not far off from the way it was.


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