The Joe Louis Story Poster

Release Date: 1953

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
As a teenager, African-American Joe Louis (Coley Wallace) gives up on the violin to try his hand at boxing. A few years later, he' s the 1934 Golden Gloves champion. He goes pro, trains with Chappie Blackburn (James Edwards), and enjoys an unprecedented string of victories. But Louis faces more than just tough opponents in the ring. Prejudice follows him throughout his career, and his bouts with Germany's Max Schmeling are fraught with racial tension on an international level.

Cast: Coley Wallace, Paul Stewart, Hilda Simms, James Edwards, John Marley, Dots Johnson, Evelyn Ellis, Carl Rocky Latimer

Director: Robert Gordon

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: Walter P. Chrysler Jr.

Keywords: 1930s, Transformation, 1950s, Passionate, 1940s, Wife, Rise, New York City, Underdog, Competition