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84 Ratings


Directed by Mark Robson
United States, 1949
Drama, Romance, Sport


Midge Kelly is determined to rise above the poverty of his early life and soon realizes that the boxing racket offers one route to do so. Deserting a young wife whom he was forced to marry by the girl’s father, he and his handicapped brother hook up with a reluctant fight trainer.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1950 | Winner: Best Film Editing

1950 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Directors Guild of America

1950 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

1950 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

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