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Encyclopedia > Champion (1949 movie)
Champion
Champion
Produced by Stanley Kramer
Directed by Mark Robson
Hal Herman (Ass't)
Written by Ring Lardner (short story)
Carl Foreman (screenplay)
Starring Kirk Douglas
Marilyn Maxwell
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Franz Planer
Editing Harry W. Gerstad
Distributed by United Artists
Release date April 9, 1949
Runtime 99 min.
Language English
IMDb Page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041239/)


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 ring. Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was an American movie director and producer. ... Mark Robson (December 4, 1913 – June 20, 1978) was a Canadian-born film editor, film director and producer in Hollywood. ... Ring Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 27, 1933) was a sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre. ... Kirk Douglas (birth name Issur Danielovitch Demsky) (born December 9, 1916) is an American actor. ... Dimitri Zinovich Tiomkin (May 10, 1894–November 11, 1979) was a film composer and conductor. ... The United Artists Corporation (aka United Artists Pictures and United Artists Films) was formed on February 5, 1919 by four Hollywood greats: Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 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... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Film noir is a stylistic approach to genre films forged in depression-era detective and gangster movies and hard-boiled detective stories which were a staple of pulp fiction. ... Ring Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 27, 1933) was a sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre. ... Black and White is a computer game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts. ... Boxer redirects here; for other meanings of boxer, see Boxer (disambiguation). ... The boxing ring is the space in which a boxing match occurs. ...


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Award wins: Kirk Douglas (birth name Issur Danielovitch Demsky) (born December 9, 1916) is an American actor. ... Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 _ January 5, 1990) was an American actor. ... 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. ...


Award nominations: The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

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