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91 Ratings

Champion

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

Synopsis

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.

Synopsis

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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ChampionDirected byMark Robson

Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1949
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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