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The Basketball Fix

The Basketball Fix(1951)

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Actor John Phillips is credited onscreen as "Johnny Phillips." Voice-over narration, spoken by John Ireland as "Pete Ferreday," is heard intermittently throughout the film. According to reviews, the film was released just after point-shaving and game-fixing scandals unsettled college basketball in 1950 and 1951. The Basketball Fix was the first Jack Broder production with the distribution by Realart Pictures, Inc. According to a April 15, 1952 Hollywood Reporter news item, Edward Leven filed a $50,000 suit against Jack Broder Productions, charging that Leven did not receive producer screen credit on The Basketball Fix or Bride of the Gorilla. Though the outcome of the suit is unknown, Edward Leven was listed as the producer on the print viewed.