These two films show the incredible prowess of two legendary athletes. THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY stars the baseball legend himself in a biographical drama about the player who integrated major league ball. The story begins with Jackie Robinson’s early years, profiling the successful young athlete who excelled in various collegiate sports. It follows him to a momentous meeting with Branch Rickey of the no less legendary Brooklyn Dodgers who brought Robinson in as a professional player to the previously all-white sport. THE JOE LOUIS STORY profiles the eponymous hero in boxing and racial equality. Louis became heavyweight champ in the ’30s despite overwhelming prejudice. Real-life boxer Coley Wallace brings a boxer’s authenticity to his portrayal of Joe Louis.
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