THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS AND MOTOR KINGS
Directed by JOHN BADHAM
Screenplay by HAL BARWOOD and MATTHEW ROBBINS
This is a friendly, no-account movie full of intermittent high spirits. Although it never fulfills the richest possibilities in the raffish misadventures of a barnstorming black baseball team of the 1930s, it does come close from time to time.
The screenplay by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins is full of prime ideas and opportunities, like a sequence in which the newly formed All-Stars learn how to parade into a small Midwestern town. First they Tom it up, as if auditioning for a minstrel show, then...