Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). Beginning with Thorpe’s boyhood in Indian Territory it chronicles his rise to athletic stardom at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, winning two gold medals at the 1912 Summer Olympics, his fall from grace in the eyes of the amateur athletic establishment, and his rebound in professional baseball and football. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? The film appears to largely be the work of Tom Weidlinger (producer, director, writer) and Joesph Bruchac (producer, writer). The subject field is required. Went to the Olympics and won both the Decathlon and Pentathlon without even training, won it all, then lost his medals because he had played minor league baseball. He became a representative for Indian extras in Hollywood, fighting for equal pay for Native Americans in the movies. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. version only) -- 56 minute TV version -- 79-page study guide (PDF) -- Weblinks.\"@, Video recordings for the hearing impaired\"@, Jim Thorpe : the world\'s greatest athlete\"@, Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin), http:\/\/\/oclc\/471785422>. This movie should be redone, it could be made better now. In the 1940s he crisscrossed the nation as a public speaker advocating for Indian self-determination. The name field is required. I would recommend this product. http:\/\/\/oclc\/471785422> ; http:\/\/\/dataset\/WorldCat> ; Berkeley, CA : Moira Productions, Lincoln, NE : Visionmaker Video [2009] ©2009. The E-mail Address(es) field is required. CONTACT If you want to cheer and feel all warm and fuzzy take a chance. 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English; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired (56 min. Then we see him as a young man entering the Carlisle School for Indians. Just the best natural athlete ever, easily. Jim Thorpe, The World’s Greatest Athlete. He was more interested in the Indian way of life. Everyone knew about Jim Thorpe, I read every bio there was about him. Just the best natural athlete ever, easily. Born on Native American territory in Oklahoma; a descendant of the last great Sac and Fox chief, Black Hawk—his Indian name, Wa-tho-huck or “Bright Path”—something Jim Thorpe certainly lived up to in a time of hardship and stigmas for Native Americans. (not yet rated) An inspiring movie about one of the greatest athletes of all time. He marries and has a son, who sadly dies. Edited by Tom Weidlinger ; composer, Ed Bogas ; camera, Tom Weidlinger.

# Jim Thorpe : the world\'s greatest athlete\n, This is a film about a man who used his amazing physical prowess as a way to affirm his American Indian identity in the face of unrelenting efforts to eradicate Native American culture. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Jim Thorpe was more than a legendary and accomplished athlete; he worked as an extra in the movie industry, travelled as a motivational speaker, and fought tirelessly as an activist for Native American rights and self-sufficiency. You may send this item to up to five recipients. very good value for money. A comprehensive discussion guide is provided on the film’s site, as well as on the DVD. Pop Warner comes to the rescue so Jim can claim his rightful place among the pantheon of the greatest athletes of all time. ABOUT Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 13, 2015. EVENTS Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Taking into consideration that it is not a 100% correct biographical account of Jim Thorpe's life (which was sacrificed for the format of a dramatic Hollywood movie, I guess) and that it was made for movie audiences at that time (resulting in some romanticizing of Indian schools), it is still a wonderful sensitive performance by Burt Lancaster and very much worth watching.

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Screen legend Burt Lancaster stars in this action-packed adventure aboutJim Thorpe, famously deemed "the greatest athlete in the world". Presented by Native American Public Television, the film will air on U.S. public television stations in fall 2009 and winter 2010. He then travels to the Olympics and wins both the Pentathlon and the Decathalon, an astounding feat by any measure. The DVD contains a 60 minute classroom version and a full-length feature. It is important to note that the Carlisle School for Indians was a pretty mean place for Native Americans and the graveyard there is full of young men and woman who died by simply being prevented to roam and live on the land that they loved or speak their native tongue.
Video availability outside of United States varies. simple recreations and images culled from over seventy-five archive sources, both stills and motion picture. Native American off the res in Oklahoma, Fox Sac tribe. The film uses in-depth interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, some simple recreations and images culled from over seventy-five archive sources, both stills and motion picture. TRAILER A new documentary, Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete, to be released to PBS stations this fall explores the life of the iconic sportsman of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma in a way that would not romanticize him posthumously but would show audiences that he was a real-life person too, faults and all. Native American off the res in Oklahoma, Fox Sac tribe. MOIRA Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2015. This is a film about a man who used his amazing physical prowess as a way to affirm his American Indian identity in the face of unrelenting efforts to eradicate Native American culture. A new documentary about Jim Thorpe has been released and is playing on some PBS stations. Thorpe’s athletic. When I was a kid he was huge. Please enter the subject. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. While at the school he meets the famous Pop Warner and the rest is history as Carlisle played some big names in football and won! Because he played baseball over two summers for money, the Olympic committee took away his meads. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. 1 videodisc (56 and 86 minute versions) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Jim Thorpe, PA is consistently ranked on national media “Best” lists, and recognized among the most fun, most beautiful, most romantic and best adventure towns to visit. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2015, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates.
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Jim Thorpe, The World's Greatest Athlete.

Please enter recipient e-mail address(es). In a 2000 poll conducted by ABC Sports, Jim Thorpe was voted the Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century, beating out other greats such as Muhammed Ali and Babe Ruth. With all of the statues coming down, here is one that needs to be placed in front of the White House and on Dollar Bills. Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2017, I saw this movie as a young child and it never left me. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es). It is the first documentary film to tell the story of Thorpe\'s life outside of his well-known athletic victories. During WWII, in 1945, he even enlisted as a merchant marine.

Jim Thorpe, The World’s Greatest Athlete is a biography of the Native American athlete who became a sports icon in the first half of the 20th century. Jim is buried there, but I believe that his body needs to be returned to his native lands. He worked as a construction laborer before getting work in Hollywood as a bit part player. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. You may have already requested this item. In the 1912 Summer Olympics, Thorpe went on to win gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon; which were later recalled due to his questionable amateur athlete status, but reinstated after his death. This is a film about a man who used his amazing physical prowess as a way to affirm his American Indian identity in the face of unrelenting efforts to eradicate Native American culture. It is the first documentary film to tell the story of Thorpe's life outside of his well-known athletic victories. Jim Thorpe, The World's Greatest Athlete.

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