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The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)

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78 min | Drama, Sport

Abe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters." Saperstein want Billy to finish school first and ...See moreAbe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters." Saperstein want Billy to finish school first and get his degree but, despite the good advice, Billy quits college and joins the team. He becomes the team star, gets married although it is against the team regulations, and is injured. As a result, the team loses an important game and Billy is fired. He signs a big-money contract to play with another team in the following season. but when he hears that his old team needs him. he forgoes the big money and rejoins the "Globetrotters." Written by Les Adams See less
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Phil Brown | Will Jason (basketball sequences)
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Updated May 30, 1951

Release date
Oct 24, 1951 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters (as The Harlem Globetrotters) The Harlem Globetrotters (as The Harlem Globetrotters)   See fewer
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Thomas Gomez
Coach Abe Saperstein Coach Abe Saperstein   See fewer
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Dorothy Dandridge
Ann Carpenter Ann Carpenter   See fewer
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Bill Walker
Prof. Turner Prof. Turner   See fewer
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Angela Clarke
Sylvia Saperstein Sylvia Saperstein   See fewer
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Peter M. Thompson
Martin (as Peter Thompson) Martin (as Peter Thompson)   See fewer
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Billy Brown
Billy Townsend (Globetrotter) Billy Townsend (Globetrotter)   See fewer
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Roscoe Cumberland
Roscoe - Globetrotter Roscoe - Globetrotter   See fewer
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William 'Pop' Gates
'Pop' Gates - Globetrotter 'Pop' Gates - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Marques Haynes
Marques - Globetrotter Marques - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Louis 'Babe' Pressley
'Babe' Pressley - Globetrotter 'Babe' Pressley - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Ermer Robinson
Elmer Robinson - Globetrotter Elmer Robinson - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Ted Strong
Ted Strong - Globetrotter Ted Strong - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Reece 'Goose' Tatum
'Goose' Tatum - Globetrotter 'Goose' Tatum - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Frank Washington
Frank Washington - Globetrotter Frank Washington - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Clarence Wilson
Clarence Wilson - Globetrotter Clarence Wilson - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Inman Jackson
Inman Jackson - Globetrotter Inman Jackson - Globetrotter   See fewer
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Ann E. Allen
Sara Townsend (uncredited) Sara Townsend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Balter
Chciago Radio Announcer (uncredited) Chciago Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mildred Boyd
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Daly
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Duncan
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Eben
Phil Gilbert (uncredited) Phil Gilbert (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Prof. Lindley (uncredited) Prof. Lindley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Greenway
Dave Barrett (uncredited) Dave Barrett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Big Bob Hahn
Big Bob Hahn (archive footage) (uncredited) Big Bob Hahn (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernie Hamilton
Higgins (uncredited) Higgins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Hanlon
New York Announcer (uncredited) New York Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Lavelli
Tony Lavelli (archive footage) (uncredited) Tony Lavelli (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Marsh
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sydney Mason
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Davis Roberts
Frank (uncredited) Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Roberts
Eddie (uncredited) Eddie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited) Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Virgo
Rocky (uncredited) Rocky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Jack Davis (uncredited) Jack Davis (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. Welsh
Television Announcer (uncredited) Television Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Wilkins
Justice of the Peace (uncredited) Justice of the Peace (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mack Williams
Coach Bill McCleary (uncredited) Coach Bill McCleary (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 110 votes