The Basketball Fix (1951)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The title tells all in Realart's Basketball Fix. Talented young basketball star Johnny Long (Marshall Thompson) allows success to go to his head. To keep on living in the manner to which he is accustomed, Johnny agrees to shave a few points here and there at the behest of gambling boss Mike Taft (William Bishop). Thoroughly disgusted, sportswriter Peter Ferredey (John Ireland), the man who discovered Johnny, prepares to blow the whistle at the risk of his own life. Waiting anxiously on the sidelines throughout is Johnny's girl friend Pat Judd (Vanessa Brown). This otherwise ordinary programmer is distinguished by the excellent cinematography of Stanley Cortez.

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basketball, bookie, cheating, gambling, scandal, sportswriter