Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige ()

directed by George C. Scott, Richard A. Colla
featuring Clifton Davis, Cleavon Little, Hal Williams, Ernie Barnes, Don Blakely

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This TV-movie biography of legendary black ballplayer Leroy "Satchel" Paige unfortunately whitewashes and hokes up his fascinating story. Louis Gossett Jr. stars as Paige, who spends virtually his entire professional career in the Negro leagues because of the "gentlemen's agreement" barring African-Americans from the Majors. Paige's prowess as a pitcher is so famous that he becomes the highest-paid player in the Negro leagues -- but as for joining the mainstream teams, the answer is always the same: "If only you were white. ...

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