Champion

78
  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1949
  • Running time: 99 min
An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.
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An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.

Original Release

05/06/1949

US Release

05/20/1949

Cast

Kirk Douglas Midge / Michael 'Midge' Kelly
Marilyn Maxwell Grace / Grace Diamond
Arthur Kennedy Connie / Connie Kelly
Paul Stewart Haley / Tommy Haley
Ruth Roman Emma / Emma Bryce
Lola Albright Palmer / Palmer Harris
Luis van Rooten Harris
Harry Shannon Lew
John Daheim Dunne
Ralph Sanford Hammond
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mark Robson

Writers

Carl Foreman, Ring Lardner

Cast

Kirk Douglas Midge / Michael 'Midge' Kelly
Marilyn Maxwell Grace / Grace Diamond
Arthur Kennedy Connie / Connie Kelly
Paul Stewart Haley / Tommy Haley
Ruth Roman Emma / Emma Bryce
Lola Albright Palmer / Palmer Harris
Luis van Rooten Harris
Harry Shannon Lew
John Daheim Dunne
Ralph Sanford Hammond
Esther Howard Mrs. Kelly
Jimmie Dundee Tough Tramp in Boxcar
Bill Baldwin Bill Brown - Ringside Broadcaster
Sam Balter Championship Fight Announcer
Polly Bergen Radio and Jukebox Singer
Don Brodie Reporter
Ralph Brooks Reporter at Benefit
Mushy Callahan Referee Title fight
Sayre Dearing Reporter at Benefit
Paul Dubov Gangster

Producers

Editors

Harry Gerstad

1950OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1950OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1950OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1950OscarBest Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1950OscarBest Film Editing Won
1950OscarBest Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
1950Golden GlobeMost Promising Newcomer - Female Nominated
1950Golden GlobeBest Cinematography - Black and White Won
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