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
Did You Know?
The film depicts Jim Thorpe
as being married once, and having had one child who died young. In fact, he was married a total of three times and had seven other surviving children. See more
The Opening Ceremonies of the 1912 Olympics did not include the raising of the Olympic flag (started in 1928) or the lighting of the Olympic flame (started in 1936). See more
Little Jimmy has the sniffles.
Referenced in The Screen Director
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the dressing room scene after the marathon dance See more