Champion - 1949 - American film-noir drama based on a short story by Ring Lardner.
Filmed in black-and-white, (this is a colorized version of that film), it recounts the struggles of boxer "Midge" Kelly fighting his own demons while working to achieve success in the boxing ring. The drama was directed by Mark Robson, with cinematography by Franz Planer.
Kirk Douglas as Michael "Midge" Kelly
Marilyn Maxwell as Grace Diamond
Arthur Kennedy as Connie Kelly
Paul Stewart as Tommy Haley
Ruth Roman as Emma Bryce
Lola Albright as Palmer Harris
Luis Van Rooten as Jerome "Jerry" Harris
Harry Shannon as Lew Bryce
Esther Howard as Midge Kelly's mother
John Daheim as Johnny Dunne