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The Joe Louis Story (1953)

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88 min | Biography, Drama, Film-Noir

The life and career of Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, who held the title for 12 years--longer than any other boxer in history--and who had to not only battle opponents inside the ring and racism outside it.
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Writer
Robert Sylvester (original screenplay)
Cinematographer
Joseph C. Brun (as Joseph Brun)
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Updated Sep 18, 1953

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Sep 18, 1953 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Coley Wallace
Joe Louis Joe Louis   See fewer
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Paul Stewart
Tad McGeehan Tad McGeehan   See fewer
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Hilda Simms
Marva Louis Marva Louis   See fewer
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James Edwards
'Chappie' Blackburn 'Chappie' Blackburn   See fewer
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John Marley
Mannie Seamon Mannie Seamon   See fewer
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Dots Johnson
Julian Black (as Dotts Johnson) Julian Black (as Dotts Johnson)   See fewer
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Evelyn Ellis
Mrs. Barrows Mrs. Barrows   See fewer
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Carl 'Rocky' Latimer
Arthur Pine Arthur Pine   See fewer
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John Marriott
Sam Langford Sam Langford   See fewer
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Ike Jones
Johnny Kingston (as Isaac Jones) Johnny Kingston (as Isaac Jones)   See fewer
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P. Jay Sidney
John Roxborough John Roxborough   See fewer
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Royal Beal
Mike Jacobs Mike Jacobs   See fewer
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Herbert Ratner
Newspaper man (as Herb Ratner) Newspaper man (as Herb Ratner)   See fewer
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Ruby Goldstein
Ruby Goldstein Ruby Goldstein   See fewer
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Norman Rose
Lieutenant Lieutenant   See fewer
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David Kurlan
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Ralph Stantley
Nick - Announcer Nick - Announcer   See fewer
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Shorty Linton
Shorty Linton Shorty Linton   See fewer
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Anita Ellis
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Ellis Larkins Trio
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Max Baer
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Jimmy Braddock
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Primo Carnera
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Ossie Davis
Bob (uncredited) Bob (uncredited)   See fewer
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Josef Draper
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Ellis Larkins
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Joe Louis
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Rocky Marciano
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Tiger Joe Marsh
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Max Schmeling
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William Thourlby
Max Schmeling (uncredited) Max Schmeling (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Winchell
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6.1 / 10 | 257 votes