The Bob Mathias Story

The Bob Mathias Story is a 1954 drama film directed by Francis D. Lyon and starring Bob Mathias and Ward Bond. The story of the first man to win two consecutive Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon in London in 1948 and in Helsinki in 1952. The film utilized extensive footage of the London and Helsinki Games, including actual footage of Mathias' triumphs.

The Bob Mathias Story
Directed byFrancis D. Lyon
Produced byWilliam E. Selwyn
James L. Fallon
Written byRichard Collins
StarringBob Mathias
Ward Bond
Melba Mathias
Music byLeith Stevens
CinematographyEllsworth Fredericks
Edited byWalter Hannemann
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • October 24, 1954 (1954-10-24)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States




  1. ^ "The Bob Mathias Story (1954) - Notes -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 21 June 2015.

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