Director(s)Mark Robson
Producer(s)Stanley Kramer, Robert Stillman (associate)
Top GenresDrama, Film Adaptation, Film Noir, Romance, Sports
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Champion (1949) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Mark Robson and produced by Stanley Kramer and Robert Stillman.


An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up. One of the all-time great boxing movies. Golden Globe for Best Black-and-White Cinematography.

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Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorKirk DouglasNominated
Best Supporting ActorArthur KennedyNominated
Best CinematographyFrank PlanerNominated
Best Film EditingHarry GerstadWon
Best Music - ScoringDimitri TiomkinNominated
Best WritingCarl ForemanNominated

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The 2018 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Champion is Barbara Stanwyck. After two previous final fours where she came up empty handed, the third time was the charm for Missy, as she withstood a furious rally by Olivia de Havilland to win 78-76. Babs joins Carole Lombard and Audrey Hepburn as actresses... Read full article

Star-Studded Couple Blogathon: Marge & Gower Champion

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This post is part of the Star-Studded Couple Blogathon hosted by Phyl over at Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Click here to read more fabulous posts about star couples. Marge and Gower Champion were a popular dance team during the 1940s and 1950s. The married couple co-starred in seven films, m... Read full article

In Memory: Esther Williams, Swimming Champion Who Became a Movie Star, Dies at 91.

By Dawn Sample on Jun 6, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Esther Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013), was an competitive swimmer and MGM movie actress. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the ou... Read full article

She is the champion, she is the champion...

By vp19 on Apr 7, 2013 From Carole & Co.

It's official -- Carole Lombard is the winner of the 2013 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney. And she did it in a big way, too, conquering Bette Davis, 65-28, better than a two-to-one margin.Congratulations to Carole and thanks to everyone who voted for her. More on this later.... Read full article

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