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Prizefighter: DVD Collector's Pack ('Body and Soul' & 'Champion')
Prizefighter DVD Collector's Pack
'Body and Soul' & 'Champion'
Actors: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Marilyn Maxwell
Directors: Mark Robson, Robert Rossen
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
NR     1999


     
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Actors: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Marilyn Maxwell
Directors: Mark Robson, Robert Rossen
Creators: Bob Roberts, Robert Stillman, Stanley Kramer, Abraham Polonsky, Carl Foreman, Ring Lardner
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Classics, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Republic Pictures
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 11/23/1999
Original Release Date: 04/09/1949
Theatrical Release Date: 04/09/1949
Release Year: 1999
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Dark Look at Prizefighting
mackjay | Cambridge, MA | 05/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Champion" is an extraordinarily grim and intense study of a man already corrupted by an insatiable need to dominate. Seldom has a Hollywood film from this period had so tortured a figure at its center. It is to Kirk Douglas' credit that, because of his performance as Midge, the viewer doesn't hate the character, and is able to feel compassion.Also of note in the cast is the always excellent Arthur Kennedy as the Midge's brother, whose physical handicap mirrors the emotional one of his sibling. Paul Stewart and Ruth Roman add to the films effect in memorable supporting roles. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for its beautiful deep and dark cinematography. And the score is one of Tiomkin's more subtle creations. Often ignored by film noir enthusiasts, "Champion" fine blending of intense drama, ensemble acting and virtuoso cinematography."