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     For 1950, the All-America Conference and the NFL merged, and the Browns, champions of the old AAFC for four straight years (1946-1949), became members of the NFL. This rare film, which is missing the very beginning, tells the story of the Brown’s 1950 World Championship season! The 38-minute film is mostly B & W except for the very beginning, which is introduced by narrator and longtime Browns play-by-play broadcaster Bob Neal. This beautiful COLOR segment introduces the Browns players at training camp on the campus of Bowling Green. Shown in order are: Head Coach Paul Brown, assistant coaches Tim Timmierrio, Blanton Collier, Fritz Heisler and Weeb Ewbank, then Browns players Tony Adamle, Warren Lahr, Chubby Grigg, Cliff Lewis, Lin Houston, Alex Agase, Abe Gibron, Jim Martin, Marion Motley, Emerson Cole, Lou Rymkus, John Kissell, John Sandusky, Mac Speedie, George Young, Lenny Ford, Weldon Humble, Darrell Palmer, Frank Gatski, Harold Herring, Ken Gorgal, Rex Bumgardner, Dub Jones, Ken Carpenter, Dom Roselli and Don Phelps. Browns trainer Leo Murphy is shown helping Tony Adamle and George Young model the new Browns uniforms and helmets for 1950.

     The rest of the film is B & W and shows highlights from several Browns games from the 1950 season. Most of these are from game coaching films that have been narrated by Neal to make this film and are not of great quality. This is the only copy of this rare NFL film known to exist.

     Below is the 1950 Cleveland Browns schedule. The games shown on this film are marked *.

1950 – (Won 10, Lost 2)

* Sept 16 - Browns 35, Eagles 10 (N) at Shibe Park , Philadelphia
  Sept 24 - Browns 31, Colts 0 at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
* Oct 1 - Browns 0, Giants 6 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  Oct 7 - Browns 30, Steelers 17 (N) at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
* Oct 15 - Browns 34, Cardinals 24 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
* Oct 22 - Browns 13, Giants 17 at the Polo Grounds, New York
  Oct 29 - Browns 45, Steelers 7 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  Nov 5 - Browns 10, Cardinals 7 at Comiskey Park , Chicago
  Nov 12 - Browns 34, 49'ers 14 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
* Nov 19 - Browns 20, Redskins 14 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
* Dec 3 - Browns 13, Eagles 7 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
* Dec 10 - Browns 45, Redskins 21 at Griffith Stadium, Washington
* Dec 17 - Browns 8, Giants 3 (Eastern Division playoff at Cleveland)
* Dec 24 - Browns 30, Rams 28 (NFL Championship Game at Cleveland)

     Now you can get your own copy of this rare and fascinating film for only $29.95 plus $5 shipping. (Illinois residents must add $2 sales tax).

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