Spirit of Youth

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Spirit of Youth is a 1938 boxing film starring then-heavyweight world champion Joe Louis in a story with similarities to his own real life. (According to IMDb, the Spanish title is La vida de Joe Louis, which translates to The Life of Joe Louis.) A... read more
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Spirit of Youth is a 1938 boxing film starring then-heavyweight world champion Joe Louis in a story with similarities to his own real life. (According to IMDb, the Spanish title is La vida de Joe Louis, which translates to The Life of Joe Louis.) A rising boxer is led astray by a woman.

Original Release

04/01/1938

US Release

04/01/1938

Cast

Joe Louis Joe Thomas
Clarence Muse Frankie Walburn
Edna Mae Harris Mary Bowdin
Mae Turner Flora Bailey
Cleo Desmond Nora Thomas
Mantan Moreland Creighton 'Crickie' Fitzgibbons
Jewel Smith Duke Emerald
Tom Southern Dr. Bowdin
Jess Lee Brooks Jeff Thomas
Marguerite Whitten Eleanor Thomas
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Harry L. Fraser

Writers

Arthur Hoerl

Cast

Joe Louis Joe Thomas
Clarence Muse Frankie Walburn
Edna Mae Harris Mary Bowdin
Mae Turner Flora Bailey
Cleo Desmond Nora Thomas
Mantan Moreland Creighton 'Crickie' Fitzgibbons
Jewel Smith Duke Emerald
Tom Southern Dr. Bowdin
Jess Lee Brooks Jeff Thomas
Marguerite Whitten Eleanor Thomas
Clarence Brooks Speedy
The Plantation Chior Church Choir
The Big Apple Dancers Dancers
The Creole Chorus The Creole Chorus
Lennie Bluett Dancer
Stanley Blystone Storage and Transfer Co. Boss
Mildred Boyd Chorus Girl / Dancer
Willie Callahan Boxing Opponent
Noble 'Kid' Chissell Reporter
Lester Dorr Bob - Newspaper Columnist

Producers

Editors

Carl Pierson

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