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The Joe Louis Story


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.

The Joe Louis Story is a 1953 American film directed by Robert Gordon (actor).

Plot summary

This biographical movie tells the story of JOE LOUIS rising from poverty, and becoming known as the "Brown Bomber" - Heavyweight Champion of the world!
... Includes some great, real-life film clips of Louis in Action! - Directly from the DVD box.


  • Coley Wallace as Joe Louis
  • Hilda Silmms as Marva Trotter Louis
  • Paul Stewart (actor) as Tad MclGeehan
  • James Edwards (actor) as Jack Blackburn
  • John Marley as Mannie Selamon
  • Dots Johnson as Julian Black
  • Evelyn Ellis as Mrs. Barrows
  • Carl 'Rocky' Latimer as Arthulr Pine
  • John Marriott (actor) as Sam Langford
  • Ike Jones as Johnny Kingston
  • P. Jay Sidney as John Roxborough, Handler
  • Royal Beal as Mike Jacobs (boxing)
  • Herbert Ratner as Newspaper man
  • Ruby Goldstein as Himself
  • Norman Rose as Lieutenant
  • David Kurlan as Bartender
  • Ralph Stantley as Nick, the Announcer
  • Shorty Linton as Himself
  • Anita Kert Ellis as Herself - Nightclub Vocalist
  • Ellis Larkins as Himself
  • William Thourlby appears uncredited as Max Schmeling.
  • Abe Vigoda Uncredited (Cornerman in boxing scene)


  • Anita Kert Ellis and the Ellis Larkins Trio - "I'll Be Around" (by Alec Wilder)

  • Category:1953 films
    Category:American films
    Category:Boxing films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:1950s drama films

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