1950s Sports Movies

Public list by WPS with 26 movies or TV shows/series

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Day of the Fight(1951)

13min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 64 votes)

'Day of the Fight' shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on the day of a fight with black middleweight Bobby James, which took place on April 17, 1950.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick - With Walter Cartier, Alexander Singer, Nat Fleischer, Stanley Kubrick, Judy Singer

The Tricyclist(1957)

1h 33min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Antoine Peyralout is baker Mouillefarine's tricycle delivery man. Comical and stuttering, Antoine shows more interest in the local soccer team than in professional integrity. A wedding cake pays the price for it and the young man is dismissed. Not dispirited in the least, Antoine decides to go to Nice, where his favorite team will play the final of the Cup. On his merry (and eventful) way, he has the opportunity to save a pretty camper, Popeline, with whom he falls in love. Once in Nice, he discovers that Dabek, the brilliant goal-keeper is not up to his task following bad news...

Jim Thorpe – All-American(1951)

1h 47min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

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.

The Jackie Robinson Story(1950)

1h 16min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

The Winning Team(1952)

| 1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.

Legs of Gold(1958)

1h 49min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 6 votes)

Baron Luigi Fontana is a rich and stinging producer of fine wines, as well as president of the amateur football team of Cerignola who, to crown a triumphant championship, is about to be promoted to Serie C.

Woman Basketball Player No. 5(1957)

1h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Tian Zhenhua arrives in Shanghai to coach a local women's basketball team. Number 5 on the team, Xiaoje, excels at basketball but is unsure of whether to continue playing. As Tian gets to grips with training Xiaoje and the rest of the team, he reflects on his career as a star basketball player before the revolution.

Directed by Xie Jin - With Qin Yi

World in My Corner(1956)

| 1h 22min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

A scrappy fighter from Jersey City named Tommy Shea -- "born in a dump, educated in an alley" -- catches the eye of wealthy businessman, Robert Mallinson, who allows him to train at his Long Island estate. Shea soon falls for Mallinson's daughter, Dorothy, but fears he doesn't have the money to support her in proper style. To get this money, Shea decides to work with crooked fight-promoter Harry Cram, even though this means dropping his honest manager, Dave Bernstein. As the big fight approaches, however, Shea begins to have second thoughts.

White Lightning(1953)

1h 1min | Drama

The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan, is in the midst of a long losing streak, due to bribes being accepted from gamblers by the star player. When the team is joined by cocky Mike Connors, a boyhood friend of Jack's, they begin to regain their former winning ways.

Directed by Edward Bernds - With Lee Van Cleef

Canvas Back Duck(1953)

| 7min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Donald and his nephews are visiting the carnival. After Donald makes a relatively high score on a weight testing machine, he is thought to be a veritable strong man and takes on an offer from a little boy to fight his uncle in a boxing match. Unfortunately for Donald, that "little boy" is actually a con man in cahoots with boxer Peewee Pete who is anything but what his name implies. His nephews notice and try to warn Donald but he finds himself in the ring with Pete anyway.

Directed by Jack Hannah

The Devil's Hairpin(1957)

1h 23min | Action, Drama

Cocky car racer Nick Jargin has retired since he nearly caused the death of his brother at a hairpin bend on a circuit. He now holds a trendy café who keeps him busy full time until one day, Tony Boari, a new champion racer, challenges him.

Directed by Cornel Wilde - With Cornel Wilde

Los ases buscan la paz(1954)

1h 23min | Drama

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1h 14min | Drama, Comedy, Adventure

An inventive store assistant becomes a major motorcycle racing star.

The Pride of St. Louis(1952)

1h 33min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

Roaring City(1951)

| 59min | Crime
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A San Francisco private eye finds himself under suspicion while investigating a prizefighter's murder.

Liebe auf Eis(1950)

1h 29min | Romance / Love, Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Kurt Meisel - With Sepp Nigg

Saeta rubia(1956)

1h 30min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Some urchins simulate an accident and steal a wallet. To their surprise, it turns out to be that of the famous footballer Alfredo Di Stefano, popularly known as "La Saeta Rubia". Driven by the admiration for their idol, the urchins decide to return it. At this time, Di Stefano and his wife establish a great friendship with the guys and project together the creation of the football team "Saeta".

Keirin Queen(1956)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love

It is a sport film about cycling.

Directed by Kiyoshi Komori - With Michiko Maeda

Kawakami Tetsuji, No. 16(1957)

1h 21min | Drama

A biopic about Japanese baseball player, Tetsuharu Kawakami.

Directed by Eisuke Takizawa - With Akira Kobayashi

Den Hårda Leken(1956)

1h 46min

Conny Persson is an up-and-coming boxer. He wins the Junior Championships and is able to write a contract with boxing manager Andy Ekström. He falls in love with Margit. She doesn't like that he is boxing, but together they open a flower shop. When Conny still won't give up boxing, Margit tells him that he has to chose between her and the boxing.

El hincha(1958)

1h 12min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A passionate football player complicates the life of his family driven by his passion. Enthusiastic, fanatic, and passionate, the fervor of football runs through the blood of the main character as if it were a matter of life and death. Raised in an atmosphere of football art supporters, the young man organizes his life around this sport. The comedy is understood as a portrait of the world of football, from the point of view of day to day that passes the protagonist fan.

L'inafferrabile 12(1950)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Two twin brothers grew up and never met (due to the fact that the father with the couple would have had 13 children and therefore for superstition he closed one in an orphanage), the one goalkeeper of Juventus and the other employee at the state lottery.

The Leather Saint(1956)

1h 26min | Drama

Episcopalian minister Gil Allen keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley but declines offers to fight in an actual staged bout, until he realizes he could use the prize money to purchase equipment for local polio victims. Keeping his real identity secret and hoping to step away after one big payday, Gil signs a contract to fight for greedy promoter Gus MacAuliffe.

Directed by Alvin Ganzer - With John Derek

Gone Batty(1954)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Bobo the Elephant is baseball team mascot for the lean and meek Sweetwater Shnooks, all of whom are rendered unconscious by their opponents, the husky and brutal Greenville Goons. The Shnooks' manager, rather than forfeit the game, decides to bring in Bobo to play every position - and he does rather well!

Directed by Robert McKimson

Mister Universe(1951)

| 1h 29min | Romance / Love, Comedy
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A gullible and honest "Mr. Universe" winner, Tommy Tomkins, gets added to the stable of a con-man and a wrestling prompter.

The Pace That Thrills(1952)

1h 3min | Action
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Chills and spills in the fast-paced world of motorcycle racing.

Directed by Leon Barsha - With Bill Williams
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