The Basketball Fix

  • 1951
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Sports

John Ireland plays Pete Ferreday, the sportswriter who narrates this compelling tale of a college basketball scandal. Up-and-coming cager Johnny Long (Marshall Thompson) finds himself up to his neck in gambling debts and tries to shave a few points off the Big Game so tough guy Mike Taft (William Bishop) will stop putting the squeeze on him. Unfortunately,...read more

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John Ireland plays Pete Ferreday, the sportswriter who narrates this compelling tale of a college basketball scandal. Up-and-coming cager Johnny Long (Marshall Thompson) finds himself up to his neck in gambling debts and tries to shave a few points off the Big Game so tough guy Mike Taft

(William Bishop) will stop putting the squeeze on him. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, Long's cheating is detected by the powers that be. Surprisingly, the scandal in THE BASKETBALL FIX was small potatoes compared to the one that rocked the real basketball world in 1951.

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