Born on February 17th, 1914
From Worcester, Massachusetts
Unable to see after he's hurt on the battlefield, Sgt. Larry Nevins (Arthur Kennedy) lands in a military hospital with African-American soldier Joe Morgan (James Edwards) and attending nurse Judy Greene (Peggy Dow). Though he's engaged to a girl in America, Larry finds himself falling for Judy. Meanwhile, his casual racism damages his friendship with Joe. But, when he heads back to the U.S., Larry realizes how much he cares for Judy -- and how wrong he was to judge others by their race.
Scrappy Michael "Midge" Kelly (Kirk Douglas), on the run from a shotgun marriage and needing to help support his handicapped brother, Connie (Arthur Kennedy), angles his way into a short-term job as a boxer. His life of hard knocks has given Midge a fiery temper and a will to win that quickly makes him one of the most popular fighters on the circuit. But when he gets instructed to take a dive in a championship bout, his bosses learn that no one tells Midge Kelly what to do.