WATCHMini Bio: Jackie Robinson
A short overview of Jackie Robinson's life
is given, from his first game on April 15,
1947 that shattered the color barrier, to
winning the World Series in 1955. His
post-baseball work as a civil rights
activist is also mentioned. Footage and
images of Robinson are shown.
WATCHInterviews With the Real Pee Wee Reese, Jackie and Rachel Robinson
This segment features interviews with
Jackie, his friend and fellow player Pee
Wee Reese, his wife Rachel and former
Dodger Eddie Stanky. They comment on the
discrimination Jackie endured as the first
black man to play Major League Baseball.
WATCH42 Featurette With the Real Rachel Robinson
This 42 featurette includes
Rachel Robinson interview segments as well
as comments from director Brian Helgeland
and the cast, including Chadwick Boseman,
Harrison Ford and Lucas Black. Famed
baseball player Hank Aaron also speaks.
WATCH1950 The Jackie Robinson Story (Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson)
Starring Jackie Robinson as himself, watch
the original Jackie Robinson biopic that
tells the story of how the baseball legend
became the first African-American Major
League Baseball player of the modern era.
colorized version here. Notice the
similarities with the 42 movie,
including Branch Rickey's quote, "I want a
ball player with guts enough not to fight