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Go Man Go (1954)

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

Director:

James Wong Howe

Writers:

Alfred Palca, Arnold Becker (front for Alfred Palca)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Clark ... Abe Saperstein
Patricia Breslin ... Sylvia Franklin Saperstein
Sidney Poitier ... Inman Jackson
Anatol Winogradoff Anatol Winogradoff ... Papa Saperstein
Celia Brodkin Celia Brodkin ... Mama Saperstein (as Celie Boodkin)
Carol Sinclair Carol Sinclair ... Fay Saperstein
Ellsworth Wright Ellsworth Wright ... Sam
Slim Gaillard ... Himself
Frieda Altman Frieda Altman ... Ticket Seller
Mort Marshall Mort Marshall ... Master of Ceremonies
Jean Shore Jean Shore ... Secretary
Reece 'Goose' Tatum Reece 'Goose' Tatum ... Himself - Harlem Globetrotter
'Sweetwater' Clifton 'Sweetwater' Clifton ... Himself - Harlem Globetrotter
Marques Haynes Marques Haynes ... Himself - Harlem Globetrotter
Bill Stern Bill Stern ... Himself
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The story of Abe Saperstein and the creation of the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artisten des Sports See more »

Filming Locations:

Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sirod Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Go, Man, Go!
Music by Sy Oliver
Lyrics by Sy Oliver and Mike Shore
Performed by Slim Gaillard
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Great roundball history piece !
11 January 2002 | by masandmcsSee all my reviews

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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