The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

“…Though billed as a comedy, Bingo Long is perhaps best described as a light drama whose comedy perhaps derives from the theatrics of the baseball team itself; think the Harlem Globetrotters of the basketball world. The drama of course comes from the politics of the day. As the film deals with the notion of a segregated sport, the issue of race must be confronted throughout the film. For me personally, I found that Bingo Long sugar-coated the issue a little too much…Perhaps the filmmakers (including, of course, the white John Badham) believed that a lighter touch was necessary for mainstream appeal?…”

Read my review at The Geek Show

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