The Joe Louis Story (1953)

The Joe Louis Story





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Coley Wallace plays the title role in The Joe Louis Story. Told in flashback, the film recounts the pugilistic career of "the Brown Bomber" from the early 1930s to his misguided comeback attempt opposite Rocky Marciano in 1951. The film's high point is Louis' defeat of Germany's Max Schmeling; its low point (dramatically, not quality-wise) is the breakup of Louis's marriage. Evidently for legal reasons, most of the character names in the film are fictional. Many of the fight scenes are culled … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Sports & Fitness, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Sylvester
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 26, 2004
United Artists



as Joe Louis

as Marva Louis

as Tad McGeehan

as Chappie Blackburn

as Mannie Seamon

as Julian Black

as Mrs. Barrow

as Arthur Pine

as Sam Langford

as Johnny Kingston

as Mike Jacobs

as Max Schmeling

as Nick, the Announcer

as Herself - Nightclub ...

as Newspaper man

as Bartender

as Lieutenant

as (uncredited)

as Bob (uncredited)
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 27, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 31, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Sub-mediocre bio about Brown Bomber that should have been better.

October 23, 2008

It's only the boxing footage that gives the film some life.

Full Review… | October 19, 2007
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