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Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  24 August 1951 (USA)
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The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

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Glenn S. 'Pop' Warner
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Peter Allendine
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Margaret Miller
Dick Wesson ...
Ed Guyac
Jack Big Head ...
Little Boy Who Walk Like Bear (as Jack Bighead)
Sonny Chorre ...
Wally Denny (as Suni Warcloud)
Al Mejia ...
Louis Tewanema
Hubie Kerns ...
Tom Ashenbrunner
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True story of Native American Jim Thorpe, who rose from an Oklahoma reservation to become a collegiate, Olympic, and professional star. After his medals are stripped on a technicality and his dream of coaching is shattered, Thorpe's life begins to unravel. His marriage to his college sweetheart ends, and he is a forgotten figure, except by Glenn 'Pop' Warner, his coach at Carlisle College. Written by <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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24 August 1951 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Although some people may be confused at the sight of Burt Lancaster playing a native American, in fact, Thorpe himself was not a full-blooded Native American, being part Irish on his mother's side. See more »

Goofs

Although this movie is based upon the life of a real person (Jim Thorpe) the movie contains the standard disclaimer at the beginning of the movie - that the movie is fictitious and is not based on real persons, events, etc. and that any similarities to real persons or events is coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Jim Thorpe: Which one of you guys is Lacey?
Ed Lacey, Sportswriter Punched by Thorpe: I'm Lacey.
Jim Thorpe: Well I'm Thorpe!
[punches Lacey]
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You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the marathon dance scene
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Superb Movie, a Lancaster feat, sad ending although.
4 November 1998 | by (Atlanta Georgia) – See all my reviews

This was a great film, and was Lancaster at his best, he seemed so strong in this roll, winning almost everything he took part in had to be a sight to see, Thorpe was a good American, and

should never had his medals taken away, but that was life in those days. I know that he must have been really low at that time and disgusted with all of sports, I would have like to have seen him play but that was way before my time. The ending was sad, but it kind of left you wondering what he did do after sports.


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