Arriving hitchhiked to California, Midge Kelly and his brother-crippled Horses get a job in a restaurant. One day, replacing the fighter in the ring, he won and was seen well-known Manager Tommy Haley, who has promised to introduce a guy to the sport. Starts the meteoric rise of his Boxing career. But, seduced by crowds of fans, money and women, Midge forgets who his real friends are.

  • Mark Robson

Release Date: 1949-05-20
IMDb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $600,000
Magdalena Brockwell
14 October 2010 | 02:52

A movie about the sport, which is not is to win or lose.

The character Kirk Douglas in this film — people nerves of steel and an iron will, and the same time the rascal. Maniacal desire to win at any cost — if not quality of the athlete? Tank-man, which is nothing will stop (and it like before). If path target the enemy — it will be swept away, if each — it is better to leave voluntarily, if a woman — soon waiting for great disappointment. The end justifies the means — is one case. And it is this very ambiguous character makes the film not typical of the genre. Because here is not a simple man rising up in sport — here is the champion of birth, who conquered many hearts with his personality, and he often not noticing heart breaks. No here and typical revelations of the main character with the consequent revaluation of values (what typical modern cinema). The viewer himself may decide who he soul — "Superman" who causes pain, or, say, its brother, which is always kept in the shade, but comes forward in order to support others and to help.

The film is good not only Boxing fans. This is a strong drama that have for the sake of perfectly written characters worth watching.

9 of the 10

Roanne Nogas
30 March 2012 | 07:05

Often in the press, you can see references to a brilliant play Kirk Douglas in this film. But I think the film looks at all due to other factors.

How many films with kirk Douglas — film "champion" raises profound American archetypes. In this case, quite a textbook example, — success is a rough boxer, examines the American myth about a Man who made himself.

Douglas perfectly illustrates the moral devastation of a man who has achieved success through the loss of internal reference points.

The film looks very easily. But, on my taste, inhospitable moral tendency in the end of the movie was unnecessary.

8 from 10

How much did it cost to make Champion?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $600,000.
Who is the director of the movie Champion?
This tv-show was directed by Mark Robson.
What is the genre of Champion?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Sport, Film-Noir, Best Sport Movies.
Who starred in Champion?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman.
What is Champion IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.4.
When was Champion released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1949-05-20.