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Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

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107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
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Douglas Morrow (screenplay) (story) | Everett Freeman (screenplay) | Frank Davis (additional dialogue) | Vincent X. Flaherty (story) & 2 more
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Updated Aug 24, 1951

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Aug 24, 1951 (United States)

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Burt Lancaster
Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe   See fewer
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Charles Bickford
Glenn S. 'Pop' Warner Glenn S. 'Pop' Warner   See fewer
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Steve Cochran
Peter Allendine Peter Allendine   See fewer
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Phyllis Thaxter
Margaret Miller Margaret Miller   See fewer
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Dick Wesson
Ed Guyac Ed Guyac   See fewer
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Jack Big Head
Little Boy Who Walk Like Bear (as Jack Bighead) Little Boy Who Walk Like Bear (as Jack Bighead)   See fewer
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Sonny Chorre
Wally Denny (as Suni Warcloud) Wally Denny (as Suni Warcloud)   See fewer
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Al Mejia
Louis Tewanema Louis Tewanema   See fewer
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Hubie Kerns
Tom Ashenbrunner Tom Ashenbrunner   See fewer
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George Barrows
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Baston
King Gustav (uncredited) King Gustav (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Baylor
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John Close
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James Conaty
Attendee at Sports Dinner (uncredited) Attendee at Sports Dinner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Curtis
Charles Curtis - Vice President (archive footage) (uncredited) Charles Curtis - Vice President (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Fay
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Finney
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Gilbert
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
Coach John McGraw - N.Y. Giants (uncredited) Coach John McGraw - N.Y. Giants (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tim Graham
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Gray
Jim Thorpe - as a Boy (uncredited) Jim Thorpe - as a Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Greenway
Coach Howard (uncredited) Coach Howard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Harrison
Locker Room Boy (uncredited) Locker Room Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Hawkins
Jimmy - Boy at Vacant Lot (uncredited) Jimmy - Boy at Vacant Lot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Timmy Hawkins
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Haworth
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Hayes
Player (uncredited) Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Hayes
1932 Olympics Announcer (uncredited) 1932 Olympics Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Alan Hokanson
Operator (uncredited) Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Horvath
Player (uncredited) Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Kerr
Chairman of Olympics Board (uncredited) Chairman of Olympics Board (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Max
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Anthony Mazzola
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Mazzola
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank McFarland
Chairman of Olympics Board (uncredited) Chairman of Olympics Board (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cecil Mears
Indian Student (uncredited) Indian Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Montgomery
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd 'Red' Morgan
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eula Morgan
Charlotte Thorpe (uncredited) Charlotte Thorpe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Moss
Jim Thorpe Jr. (uncredited) Jim Thorpe Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Munson
Indian Athlete (uncredited) Indian Athlete (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles O'Brien
Owner (uncredited) Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Ogg
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nestor Paiva
Hiram Thorpe (uncredited) Hiram Thorpe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Peil Sr.
First Bartender (uncredited) First Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perrin
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Picerni
Man on Speaker's Platform (uncredited) Man on Speaker's Platform (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Ragan
Ed Lacey - Sportswriter Punched by Thorpe (uncredited) Ed Lacey - Sportswriter Punched by Thorpe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Regan
Ticket Taker (uncredited) Ticket Taker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dewey Robinson
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Frank Pleasant (uncredited) Frank Pleasant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Quarterback (uncredited) Quarterback (uncredited)   See fewer
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1932 Olympics Reporter (uncredited) 1932 Olympics Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sarah Selby
Miss Benton (uncredited) Miss Benton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert 'Buddy' Shaw
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Simpson
New Player (uncredited) New Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Spaulding
Dr. Wayne (uncredited) Dr. Wayne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Spectator in Stands at Olympics (uncredited) Spectator in Stands at Olympics (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
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Wildcat (uncredited) Wildcat (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 1,673 votes