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The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  24 October 1951 (USA)
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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."... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Coach Abe Saperstein
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Ann Carpenter
Bill Walker ...
Prof. Turner
Angela Clarke ...
Sylvia Saperstein
Peter M. Thompson ...
Martin (as Peter Thompson)
Billy Brown ...
Billy Townsend (Globetrotter)
Roscoe Cumberland ...
Roscoe - Globetrotter
William 'Pop' Gates ...
'Pop' Gates - Globetrotter
Marques Haynes ...
Marques - Globetrotter
Louis 'Babe' Pressley ...
'Babe' Pressley - Globetrotter
Ermer Robinson ...
Elmer Robinson - Globetrotter
Ted Strong ...
Ted Strong - Globetrotter
Reece 'Goose' Tatum ...
'Goose' Tatum - Globetrotter
Frank Washington ...
Frank Washington - Globetrotter
Clarence Wilson ...
Clarence Wilson - 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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The 28 Year Old Dorothy Dandridge
11 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The struggling 28 year old Dorothy Dandridge continued to pad out her c.v. and pay her bills by acting in this dull film. In the past, I would have said that she was lucky to be offered a role in films at her age, but now I can see that she suffered for her art.


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