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Tennessee Champ

Original title
Tennessee Champ
Year
Running time
73 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Art Cohn (Stories: Eustace Cockrell)
Music
Conrad Salinger
Cinematography
George J. Folsey
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Drama | Boxing
Synopsis / Plot
Sarah Wurble's husband Willy is the larceny-inclined manager of an illiterate, and very religious boxer from Tennessee named Danny. Gifted with a powerful punch and a nickname that gives the film its title, Danny mistakenly believes he killed a man defending himself in a street brawl, and goes on the lam as a prizefighter. His Christian convictions turn out to be both a source of inspiration and, ultimately, conflict when Willy urges him to throw a fight (while mistakenly fearing Willy will turn him in on the murder charge if he doesn't). Credulity flies out of the window when Danny discovers the man he is to take on in the fixed fight is actually the man he thought he killed, Sixty Jubel, The "Biloxi Blockbuster." Danny's example of unwavering faith causes Willy to rethink his sinful ways.
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