The Basketball Fix

The Basketball Fix

Director: Felix E. Feist Cast: John Ireland, Marshall Thompson, Vanessa Brown

DVD (Black & White)

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Overview

Felix Feist's The Basketball Fix (1951) dates from a period in which white basketball players were a significant part of the game -- and, to judge from this movie, the only part of the game. Marshall Thompson was a fine actor and a decent male ingenue who'd given a great performance in William Wellman's Battleground, but he's hopeless at convincing anyone that he's a top basketball prospect. Forgetting the shortcomings of the movie, the source print, transferred full-frame (1.33:1), is somewhat worn and scratched, with a fair amount of white vertical blemishes, but not so badly as to make it unwatchable, even if the picture is a tiny bit soft and some of the wider shots are whited out; by the same token, however, the night scenes and dark scenes all have usable picture information. The audio is stable and set at a healthy volume level. The 66-minute movie gets six chapters, par for the course for Alpha Video, and the usual three-selection menu opens the disc automatically, with the "play" command in the default position.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
UPC: 0089218433893
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:06:00

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [10:27]
2. Chapter 2 [8:12]
3. Chapter 3 [10:54]
4. Chapter 4 [11:16]
5. Chapter 5 [11:22]
6. Chapter 6 [13:07]

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