Jim Thorpe -- All-American

Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Genres - Biography, Drama, Family, Sports  |   Sub-Genres - American Football Film, Biographical Film  |   Release Date - Aug 24, 1951  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Jim Thorpe – All-American is a 1951 biographical film produced by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz, honoring Jim Thorpe, the great Native American athlete who won medals at the 1912 Olympics and distinguished himself in various sports, both in college and on professional teams.

The film starred Burt Lancaster as Thorpe and featured some archival footage of both the 1912 and 1932 Summer Olympics, as well as other footage of the real Thorpe (seen in long shots). Charles Bickford played the famed coach Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner, who was Thorpe's longtime mentor. Bickford also narrated the film, which told of Thorpe's athletic rise and fall, ending on an upbeat note when he was asked by a group of boys to coach them. Phyllis Thaxter portrayed Thorpe's first wife. Warner Bros. used a number of contract players in the film, as well as a few Native American actors.

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Athletics Film, Jack Bighead, Pennsylvania, Thorpe

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Subject: Jim Thorpe

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Alternate Titles

Bronsemannen
NO
Broutzina kormia
GR
De idool van het stadium
BE
El hombre de bronce
CL
Hombre de bronce
MX
Jim Thorpe -- All-American
, US
Jim Thorpe, el declive de un campeón
ES
Le chevalier du stade
BE, CA, FR
Man of Bronze
, ZA, GB
O Homem de Bronze
BR, PT
Olimpiyat Şampiyonu
TR
Olympiadens helt
DK
Olympiadens hjälte
SE
Olympiasankari
FI
Pelle di rame
IT
Джим Торп: Настоящий американец
, RU