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The Basketball Fix (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | August 1951 (USA)
A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track.

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(as Felix Feist)

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(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pete Ferreday
... Johnny Long
... Pat Judd
... Mike Taft
... Lily Courtney
... Jed Black (as John Sands)
... Mickey Long (as Bobby Hyatt)
... Nat Becker
Ted Pierson ... Police Lt. Garrett
... Rival Reporter (as Johnny Phillips)
... Jewelry Salesman (as Lester Sharp)
Art Millan
Lionel Kay
Jack Reynolds
Donald Kerr ... Headwaiter
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A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track.

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Big-shot gamblers prostituting the nation's youth!


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August 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Decision  »

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1.37 : 1
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The photo of Johnny in handcuffs shown at the beginning of the film differs from the scene where the photo was taken. The lights in the building are off in the photo but on in the scene, the number of people standing behind Johnny are different, and the man in the plaid shirt standing next to the policeman in the photo is not standing next to him in the scene. See more »

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[first lines]
The Rival Reporter: Hiya, Pete. Mind if I join the wake? Quite a yarn, huh?
Pete Ferreday: Yeah.
The Rival Reporter: You cookin' up a new angle for your column?
Pete Ferreday: No, thanks. This one's been grilled, fried and boiled in every rag in the country.
The Rival Reporter: That so? There's an angle that hasn't been touched.
[he shows Pete a photo of Johnny Long in handcuffs]
The Rival Reporter: Earn your bracelet with a college degree.
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College basketball star becomes involved with gangsters
25 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Thompson is the college basketball star, Ireland the sportswriter attempting to set him straight. Story moves along slow, in this early 'jock' movie. Interesting, if for no other reason, to see early work by Thompson, Ireland.


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