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Encyclopedia > Champion (1949 film)
Champion
Directed by Mark Robson
Produced by Stanley Kramer
Written by Ring Lardner (short story)
Carl Foreman (screenplay)
Starring Kirk Douglas
Marilyn Maxwell
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Franz Planer
Editing by Harry W. Gerstad
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) April 9, 1949
Running time 99 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Champion is a 1949 American film noir drama based on a short story by Ring Lardner. Filmed in black-and-white, it recounts the struggles of boxer "Midge" Kelly fighting his own demons while working to achieve success in the boxing ring. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Mark Robson (December 4, 1913 – June 20, 1978) was a Canadian-born film editor, film director and producer in Hollywood. ... Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was a Jewish-American film director and producer. ... Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 25, 1933) was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre. ... Carl Foreman Carl Foreman (July 23, 1914 – June 26, 1984) was an American screenwriter and film producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... Kirk Douglas with Maxwell in Champion (1949) Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 - March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was a platinum blonde, curvatious movie actress and entertainer who, in addition to appearing in many films, also entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean war on USO... Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (Russian: , Dmitrij Zinovevič Tëmkin, somtimes translated as Dmitri Tiomkin) (May 10, 1894 – November 11, 1979) was a film composer and conductor. ... Film cinematographer Franz Planer (March 29, 1894 - January 10, 1963) was born in Karlsbad, Austria-Hungary (now called the Czech Republic). ... Harry W. Gerstad (June 11, 1909 - July 17, 2002) was a film editor that sometimes directed films. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 25, 1933) was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre. ... Black-and-white or black and white) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... The boxing ring is the space in which a boxing match occurs. ...

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Primary cast

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... Kirk Douglas with Maxwell in Champion (1949) Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 - March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was a platinum blonde, curvatious movie actress and entertainer who, in addition to appearing in many films, also entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean war on USO... Arthur Kennedy in Champion. ... Paul Stewart was a movie actor who appeared in Citizen Kane, Edge of Doom and the film noir classic Kiss Me Deadly. ... Ruth Roman (born December 22, 1922 - died September 9, 1999) was an American actress. ... Lola Albright Lola Albright (born July 20, 1925 in Akron, Ohio) is an American singer and actress. ...

Awards

Wins

The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... Harry W. Gerstad (June 11, 1909 - July 17, 2002) was a film editor that sometimes directed films. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Film cinematographer Franz Planer (March 29, 1894 - January 10, 1963) was born in Karlsbad, Austria-Hungary (now called the Czech Republic). ...

Nominations

Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... Mark Robson (December 4, 1913 – June 20, 1978) was a Canadian-born film editor, film director and producer in Hollywood. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 _ January 5, 1990) was an American actor. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Ruth Roman (born December 22, 1922 - died September 9, 1999) was an American actress. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Film cinematographer Franz Planer (March 29, 1894 - January 10, 1963) was born in Karlsbad, Austria-Hungary (now called the Czech Republic). ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (Russian: , Dmitrij Zinovevič Tëmkin, somtimes translated as Dmitri Tiomkin) (May 10, 1894 – November 11, 1979) was a film composer and conductor. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Carl Foreman Carl Foreman (July 23, 1914 – June 26, 1984) was an American screenwriter and film producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s. ... The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries in the United States. ...

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BBC - Films - review - Champion (372 words)
Like Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull" of 1980, the leading character in "Champion" (made over 30 years earlier) is a boxer who is acclaimed in the ring for his skill and valour, yet in private life is an unprincipled bully ruthlessly trampling on and discarding those close to him.
Carl Foreman's taut screenplay is more direct than that of the later film, not having the biographical constraint of having to follow a real life story, and Kirk Douglas's strong, confident performance, one of his earliest, propelled him into an Oscar nomination and stardom.
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Champion: Information from Answers.com (979 words)
Champion also launched the careers of actresses Roman and Albright, and has what is probably Marilyn Maxwell's finest performance as the unforgettable gold digger Grace Diamond.
Mark Robson's Champion was one of three boxing movies that caught the public's interest in the late '40s.
Nastier in tone than Body and Soul (1947) or The Set-Up (1949), Champion is perhaps the harshest example of the genre, a descent into a moral abyss in which its hero -- Kirk Douglas at his brashest and most intense -- leads the charge and never looks back at what he's given up.
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