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Campeón sin corona (1946)

"Champion without a crown". Quick rise and fall of a boxer filled with talent and psychological complexes.


Alejandro Galindo


Alejandro Galindo (story and adaptation), Gabriel Ramírez Osante (adaptation) (as G. Ramirez Osante)
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Silva ... Roberto 'Kid' Terranova
Amanda del Llano Amanda del Llano ... Lupita
Carlos López Moctezuma ... Sr. Rosas
Fernando Soto ... El chupa (as Fernando Soto 'Mantequilla')
Nelly Montiel ... Susana
Víctor Parra Víctor Parra ... Joe Ronda
María Gentil Arcos ... Doña Gracia, Madre de Roberto (as Ma. Gentil Arcos)
Pepe del Río Pepe del Río ... Juan Zubieta
Félix Medel Félix Medel ... Don Roque
Aurora Cortés Aurora Cortés ... Anastacia
José Pardavé José Pardavé ... Amigo de Roberto
Salvador Quiroz Salvador Quiroz ... Presidente de la comisión de boxeo
Alberto Catalá Alberto Catalá ... Second (as Ernesto Catala)
Bucky Gutierrez Bucky Gutierrez ... Pilar, sirvienta
Roberto Cañedo ... Ordoñez


"Champion without a crown". Quick rise and fall of a boxer filled with talent and psychological complexes.

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5 September 1946 (Mexico) See more »

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Champion sans couronne See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Perfect picture of the common Mexican of the middle of the 20th century
10 August 2005 | by andrescardenasgSee all my reviews

Back in the mid 1900's Mexico was proud to have more world boxing champions in the small categories, than any other Country. Boxing was perhaps one of the few opportunities where a typical low income Mexican(75% of the population)could have success in life. Kids started boxing in their ghettos, a few of them made it to the Pro's and an even fewer amount got to be famous and earn good money from it. Those that got to the top soon found out that suddenly they had a great amount of people that surrounded them and helped them spend their money. But immersed in their new life styles they could never leave their origins and find a better future for them. This is what "Campeon sin Corona" tries to convey; a boxer that even when he has succeeded can not live up to his new status and prefers to be the same loser he was in his earlier years. There may not be in the Mexican Movies Industry a picture that better displays the way of thinking and acting of the vast majority of Mexicans of the 20th Century.

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