Champion Poster

Release Date: April 9th, 1949

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy

Director: Mark Robson

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: Screen Plays Corp.

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Gritty, Marriage, Transformation, Wife, Rise, 1940s