Joe Louis: The Boxer Who Beat Hitler | 1999

Sports, Documentary
Profile of boxer Joe Louis, best remembered for two fights against the German boxer Max Schmelling, one in 1936 and one in 1938. In the politically charged atmosphere of the late 1930s, a black boxer born in America's ...more
Director: Paul Tilzey
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Profile of boxer Joe Louis, best remembered for two fights against the German boxer Max Schmelling, one in 1936 and one in 1938. In the politically charged atmosphere of the late 1930s, a black boxer born in America's segregated South found himself cast as the defender of freedom and democracy in a symbolic struggle against the Nazis and their theories of racial superiority.

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