Basketball Fix

A reporter threatens to blow-the-whistle on a cheating hoop star.
Basketball Fix
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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A well-known sports writer, Pete Ferreday (John Ireland), watches from the sidelines as Johnny Long, a promising young basketball star (Marshall Thompson), becomes involved with organized crime. Tempted by easy money and the fulfillment of a love affair with the lovely Pat Judd (Vanessa Brown) the gifted young athlete plays right into the hands of the mob and becomes part of a point shaving scheme to fix games. Despite the newspaper man's attempt to intervene, the cheating on the basketball court intensifies as the gamblers resort to violence.

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Gambling compromises some basketball heroes in this sports drama.


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Unusual morality tale with John Ireland Movie Lover: from somewhere out there -- May, 12, 2006

John Ireland is a sports writer who works to get a nice-guy poor kid named Johnny a scholarship playing college basketball. Johnny instantly falls in love with a girl named Pat, but also gets mixed up with a guy named Mr. Taft who bets on basketball. He starts throwing money at Johnny in amounts large enough to corrupt even an honest straight-arrow kid, trying to get him to start underperforming to shave points off of scores. Johnny resists for a while, but between wanting to show Pat a good time and getting his little brother some Christmas presents, he starts missing a few shots here and there and taking the money. After a while he gets a case of conscience and wants to quit cheating... and Mr. Taft turns to violence to try to keep him on the hook. Entertaining, moralistic little B-flick that plays like a pseudo-noirish afterschool special. Strange to see basketball footage of nothing but white guys.

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  • Sales Rank: 35,780
  • UPC: 089218433893
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