The Bob Mathias Story

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The Bob Mathias Story
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Produced by William E. Selwyn
James L. Fallon
Written by Richard Collins
Starring Bob Mathias
Ward Bond
Melba Mathias
Music by Leith Stevens
Cinematography Ellsworth Fredericks
Edited by Walter Hannemann
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures
Release date
October 24, 1954 (1954-10-24)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $180,000[1]

The Bob Mathias Story is a 1954 drama film directed by Francis D. Lyon, 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.



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

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