The story of Abe Saperstein and the creation of the Harlem Globetrotters.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatol Winogradoff ...
Papa Saperstein
Celia Brodkin ...
Mama Saperstein (as Celie Boodkin)
Carol Sinclair ...
Fay Saperstein
Ellsworth Wright ...
Slim Gaillard ...
Frieda Altman ...
Ticket Seller
Mort Marshall ...
Master of Ceremonies
Jean Shore ...
Reece 'Goose' Tatum ...
Himself - Harlem Globetrotter
'Sweetwater' Clifton ...
Himself - Harlem Globetrotter
Marques Haynes ...
Himself - Harlem Globetrotter
Bill Stern ...


The story of Abe Saperstein and the creation of the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Release Date:

27 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Artisten des Sports  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Great roundball history piece !
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What can you say about the Harlem Globetrotters that hasn't already been said? This film is pure basketball history complete with a great story line and some of the best players EVER to play the game! When I viewed this film in the 50's it was my inspiration to play the game. That was nearly fifty years ago and I will NEVER FORGET IT !!!!!

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