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C. Aubrey Smith
The life and career of Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, who held the title for 12 years--longer than any other boxer in history--and who had to not only battle opponents inside the ring and racism outside it.
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This film's earliest documented telecast in the New York City area occurred Wednesday 15 October 1947 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). In Detroit it first aired Saturday 7 May 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 2), in Chicago Tuesday 21 June 1949 on WENR (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Sunday 5 February 1950 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »
Joe Louis worked much better in the real-life ring
Unfortunately, this is a bad boxing movie. The only interesting thing is that Joe Louis himself plays the leading role, a black boxer from rural Alabama named Joe Thomas, whose story is based in his own real life. Though, I cannot help but add that Joe Louis was an awful actor. The single interesting scene in the whole film is the musical and dancing one, in which Joe just watches, and that is 100% unnecessary to the story. Even the boxing fights are terribly performed; they do not look real. Being old is not an excuse, as nice "The champ" was released seven years before and excellent "Amazing Jim" would be released just four years afterwards. It is quite disappointing start watching something you expect to be special and, a few minutes later, you're already waiting impatiently for its end.
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