The Joe Louis Story

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The Joe Louis Story
Poster of the movie The Joe Louis Story.jpg
Directed by Robert Gordon
Screenplay byRobert Sylvester
Produced by Stirling Silliphant
Cinematography Joseph C. Brun
Edited byDave Kummins
Music by George Bassman
Color process Black and white
Walter P. Chrysler Jr.
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • September 18, 1953 (1953-09-18)(United States)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Joe Louis Story is a 1953 American film noir drama sport film directed by Robert Gordon and starring Coley Wallace, Hilda Silmms and Paul Stewart. [1]



Biographical film about the story of boxer Joe Louis and his rise from poverty to becoming heavyweight champion of the world.


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  1. A. W. (November 4, 1953). "The Joe Louis Story (1953) At the Holiday". The New York Times .