Champion

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Sports

Released two years after BODY AND SOUL and based on a Ring Lardner short story, CHAMPION is another truly great boxing film. Midge Kelly (Douglas) travels to California with his crippled brother Connie (Kennedy), hoping to buy a diner but ending up working there and falling for the owner's daughter, Emma (Roman), who becomes his shotgun bride. Soon Midge...read more

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Champion
02:22 — 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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04:51 — First of two Q&A reels with directors Kevin and Robin Nations on Champion while at the Dallas International Film Festival.
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04:30 — Second of two Q&A reels with directors Kevin and Robin Nations on Champion while at the Dallas International Film Festival.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Released two years after BODY AND SOUL and based on a Ring Lardner short story, CHAMPION is another truly great boxing film. Midge Kelly (Douglas) travels to California with his crippled brother Connie (Kennedy), hoping to buy a diner but ending up working… (more)

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