Little Mo (film)

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Little Mo is a 1978 American made-for-television biographical film telling the life story of Maureen Connolly (September 17, 1934 – June 21, 1969), the 1950s American tennis player who was the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments during the same calendar year, before an accident ended her tennis career at age 19. It stars Glynnis O'Connor, Michael Learned, Anne Baxter, Mark Harmon (as her husband Norman Brinker) and Leslie Nielsen.

Little Mo
GenreBiography
Drama
Sport
Written byJohn McGreevey
Directed byDaniel Haller
StarringMichael Learned
Anne Baxter
Anne Francis
Glynnis O'Connor
Mark Harmon
Leslie Nielsen
Music byCarl Brandt
Billy May
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerJack Webb
ProducerGeorge Sherman
CinematographyHarry L. Wolf
EditorsMichael Berman
Bill E. Garst
Douglas Hines
Bob Swanson
Running time150 minutes
Production companiesMark VII Limited
Worldvision Enterprises
DistributorNBC
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 5, 1978 (1978-09-05)

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Historical inaccuraciesEdit

It is strongly implied that Connolly's dramatic Wimbledon match versus Britain's Sue Partridge was the first singles match that Connolly played that year at the 1952 Wimbledon tournament. It was actually a fourth-round match.

The final scene, in which Connolly and her former coach (Eleanor Tennant) are dramatically reunited at a public tennis court near the end of Connolly's life, never occurred.

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