Champion

Release date: 04. 09. 1949
Release year: 1949
Type: movie
Rating: 8/10
Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir, Romance,
Language: English,
Country: USA,

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Plot:

Midge Kelly, hitchhiking west with lame brother Connie, is hustled unprepared into a pro boxing match. Though he's severely beaten, manager Tommy Haley finds him promising. Arrived in California, Midge and Connie find nothing but a menial job from which Midge gets relief by seducing Emma, a lovely young waitress. One shotgun marriage later, ambitious Midge falls back on the only option he knows: boxing. Seduced by cheering crowds, money, and a succession of blondes, Midge becomes more and more of a hero in public...and a heel in private. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>  

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Cast

Kirk Douglas->Midge Kelly - a go-getting boxer, Marilyn Maxwell->Grace Diamond - a lovely young waitress, Arthur Kennedy->Connie Kelly - Midge's lame brother, Paul Stewart->Tommy Haley - Midge's manager, Ruth Roman->Emma Bruce, Lola Albright->Mrs. Harris aka Palmer, Luis Van Rooten->Jerome Harris, Harry Shannon->Lew Bryce, John Daheim->Dunne (as John Day), Ralph Sanford->Hammond - Kansas City fight organizer, Esther Howard->Mrs. Kelly,

Writers

Carl Foreman, Ring Lardner,

Director

Mark Robson,

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