The Joe Louis Story
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The Joe Louis Story
Coley Wallace plays the title role in The Joe Louis Story. Told in flashback, the film recounts the pugilistic career of "the Brown Bomber" from the early 1930s to his misguided comeback attempt opposite Rocky Marciano in 1951. The film's high point is Louis' defeat of Germany's Max Schmeling; its low point (dramatically, not quality-wise) is the breakup of Louis's marriage. Evidently for legal reasons, most of the character names in the film are fictional. Many of the fight scenes are culled from footage of the real Louis in action. Though the "race" angle… More

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"Sub-mediocre bio about Brown Bomber that should have been better."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"It's only the boxing footage that gives the film some life."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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